Kentucky woman dies in 100-foot fall in Illinois wilderness

HARRISBURG, Ill. (AP) – Authorities in southern Illinois say a Kentucky woman has died after falling at Garden of the Gods wilderness area.
The Saline County coroner pronounced the 37-year-old woman dead at the scene. The Evansville Courier and Press reports (http://bit.ly/1TXuFaE ) the woman fell about 100 feet near the Table Rock formation. She wasn’t immediately identified.
Garden of the God has several hiking trails and rock formations. It’s located in southeastern Saline County about 12 miles southeast of Harrisburg.
Authorities say the death doesn’t appear suspicious. The coroner, sheriff and the U.S. Forest Service are investigating.
Saline County Sheriff Keith Brown reminded wilderness visitors to wear appropriate shoes and clothing, have water and a fully charged cellphone.
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Information from: Evansville Courier & Press, http://www.courierpress.com

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