SOUTHERN ILLINOIS — One person was killed and another injured in separate falls over the weekend from two cliff areas in Southern Illinois.
According to officials in Union County, a woman died after falling from a cliff Saturday at the Inspiration Point Observation Area, near Grand Tower.
Inspiration Point is an observation point located around 375 feet above ground level in an extremely rural area of Union County, according to the USDA.
Then on Sunday, the Goreville Fire Department requested a rope rescue after receiving a report of a woman falling at Ferne Clyffe State Park.
Officials report the woman suffered trauma after falling approximately 20 feet.
Air Evac was dispatched to the Ferne Clyffe State Park. The location is a popular area for hiking, camping, and other outdoor activities.