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A firetruck is parked near the spot where a woman fell off a cliff while sightseeing in Eagle Point Park.

Natalie Conrad/Clinton Herald
Herald Staff Writer

A 48-year-old Vermont woman is recovering after falling off a bluff in Eagle Point Park on Wednesday morning.

The unidentified woman slipped and fell off a cliff near the castle in Eagle Point Park shortly after 8 a.m. She was sightseeing when she disregarded the posted Dangerous Bluffs and No Trespassing signs and walked out onto the bluffs, a Clinton Police Department media release stated.

She reportedly fell about 50 feet down and about 15 yards from the train tracks, according to the Clinton Fire Department.

The overgrown vegetation along the bluff made visibility difficult, and that could have led to her fall, according to fire department officials.

While the Clinton fire and police departments assisted at the scene, a MedForce helicopter circled above looking for a spot to land.

The woman was conscious, alert and breathing when she was transported via four-wheeler along the train tracks to a clear spot where the helicopter could land, according to the fire department.

She sustained non-life threatening injuries, according to the Clinton Police Department. She was transported by MedForce to the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City.

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