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Update: Man identified in Mines of Spain fall

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UPDATE: According to the Iowa Department of Natural Resources, 23-year-old Andrew Freiburger of Dubuque was the man who fell 40 to 50 feet in the Mines of Spain area Saturday.

Freiburger was awake and breathing when crews responded and took him to the hospital.

Authorities say he was hiking off a marked path, and they believe alcohol may have been involved in the fall.

He is all right.


Key West firefighters were called to the Mines of Spain area Saturday afternoon for a person who fell from a bluff.

Authorities believe the man was in his 20s and was hiking with friends.

After friends called 911, he was rescued.

Authorities confirm he was awake when they took him to the hospital, but we're not sure how severe his injuries were.

The Department of Natural Resources group will investigate the details, and we should have more information later Saturday.

Please stay with KWWL as this story develops.

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