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UPDATE: 8-year-old Jesup girl back at home after fall

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DUNDEE (KWWL) -

UPDATE:  An 8-year-old Jesup girl is back at home after weeks in the hospital, recovering from a fall.

Marta Wehrspann suffered three skull fractures after falling nearly 60 feet at Backbone State Park while hiking with her family during Memorial Day Weekend.

According to Marta's You Caring page, the 8-year-old has been released from inpatient rehabilitation therapy and is now back at home in Jesup.

Her mother posted saying, "I am seeing miracle after miracle in my daughter." It goes on to say that Marta will continue to go to outpatient therapy a few times a week. 

Read more here: https://www.caringbridge.org/visit/martawehrspann/journal

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DNR officials confirm 8-year-old Marta Wehrspann of Jesup was injured after falling off a cliff at Backbone State Park. 

Marta's mother Becky is keeping an online journal on CaringBridge.org

A post Monday night said, "There has been more swelling today, but the drains are doing their job and keeping the pressure off the brain. She is stable, relaxed, and with us. We love her very much."

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An 8-year-old girl from Jesup is in serious condition after falling off a cliff at Backbone State Park, located in Delaware County.

The Iowa DNR says it happened Sunday, while she was hiking with family and friends. "At approximately 1:30 p.m. yesterday,  there was a young girl who fell off the Backbone Trail, off the south side of the trail," said Dave Sunne, Backbone park ranger.

The park is heavily wooded, and has many rocky cliffs. 

In an online journal, the girl's mother posted, she lost her footing, fell backwards in a grassy area, but hit her head.

Authorities were immediately called, and she was then taken to Regional Medical Center in Manchester. However, her injuries were too severe.

She was then airlifted to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. "All I know is, the obvious injuries from the scene and that was some head trauma," Sunne said.

According to the online journal, she suffered three skull fractures, and spent more than three hours in emergency surgery.

The post continues, "We know so many of you are holding our sweet baby girl in prayer, and we are so very grateful for that. Please, please keep praying."

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DUNDEE, Iowa (AP) - Authorities say an 8-year-old girl has been injured by a fall at a state park in eastern Iowa.

The Iowa Natural Resources Department says the girl was hiking with friends and family Sunday afternoon at Backbone State Park when she fell nearly 60 feet (18 meters).

Her companions called 911 for help, and she eventually was flown to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Her name and condition have not been released.

The park sits about 2 miles (3 kilometers) north of Dundee in Delaware County.

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A young girl is airlifted to the hospital after falling off a cliff at Backbone State Park, according to DNR's Dave Sunne.

It happened Sunday afternoon around 1:30 p.m.

The young girl was flown to University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, her condition is unknown at this time. 

Stay with KWWL as this story develops. 

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