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Teen Falls At Mattheissen State Park

Posted by wlpo on May 22, 2009

A teenager from Chillicothe was flown to Peoria after falling at Mattheissen State Park.

Conservation Police say Eric Mall fell 20 to 35 feet as he was climbing behind some waterfalls at Mattheissen on Tuesday night.  He was initially taken to IVCH before he was flown to St. Francis Medical Center for head injuries. 

Levi Bannister of Chillicothe and Peter Schadid of Peoria were climbing with Mall and carried Mall up to a parking lot after he fell.  Bannister and Schadid were ticketed for hiking off the trails.

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