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Aurora teen in good condition after fall

Posted by wlpo on March 21, 2015

An 18-year old Aurora man is in good condition in Peoria after falling Friday in Starved Rock. District Conservation Police officer Hank Frazier said Christopher Stewart fell 90 feet late Friday afternoon to the floor of “Wild Cat Canyon” after trying to break off some ice at the rim of the canyon. Frazier said the youth, who had climbed over the fence, was life-flighted to OSF St. Francis in Peoria and underwent surgery Saturday morning.

Charges are pending for Stewart, however; an 18-year old woman,  Tara Watkins of Aurora was charged with drug paraphernalia and having a small amount of cannabis. Frazier said 2 others in the party appeared to be heavily intoxicated, but were not charged. Alcohol is prohibited on all park trails.

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