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Hiker falls to his death in Iowa state park


This news story was published on May 24, 2020.
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MOUNT VERNON, IOWA – On Friday, May 22, around 3:45pm, the DNR was notified of a person who had fallen on a trail at Palisades-Kepler State Park and had lacerations to his head.

Four hikers came upon Brian Jungen, 32, of Coralville, along Cedar Cliff Trail. Jungen was lying along the trail near a bench and was bleeding from lacerations on his head. The hikers were able to speak briefly with the victim before he blacked out.

The hikers called 911 and first responders from Mount Vernon and Lisbon, as well as Linn County Sheriff’s Office deputies and DNR park rangers responded to the scene.

When they arrived on scene, they were not able to detect a pulse from Jungen and began immediate medical attention. Jungen was pronounced dead at the scene.

DNR park rangers continue to investigate this incident.

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    May 26, 2020 at 1:23 pm

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            May 26, 2020 at 9:32 pm

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    May 24, 2020 at 2:09 pm

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      Anonymous Reply Report comment

      May 24, 2020 at 3:09 pm

      The truth hurts your feelings doesn’t it?

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 24, 2020 at 4:48 pm

        This Iowa not New York

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 24, 2020 at 6:46 pm

          what does new York have to do with an iowa death???? did someone from ny push him off a cliff???

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        Anonymous Reply Report comment

        May 24, 2020 at 5:46 pm

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          Anonymous Reply Report comment

          May 24, 2020 at 5:49 pm

          I think your ma should have aborted you, but judging by your use of the word ma you were born before Roe VS Wade.