Evansville woman dies after fall at Garden of the Gods


EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WEHT) – The Vanderburgh County Coroner’s Office confirms one person had died following an accident at the Garden of the Gods in Illinois.

Coroner Steve Lockyear said 36-year-old Sara Rappee died early Sunday morning at St. Vincent’s Hospital.

The Equality Fire Department said the woman fell from a cliff Saturday evening around 6:00 p.m. From there the Equality Fire Chief said she was flown by helicopter to a hospital in Evansville.

The coroner’s office said she fell nearly 60 feet, and suffered multiple blunt force trauma injuries from the fall.

The US Forestry Service and the Saline County Sheriff’s Office are investigating.

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(This story was originally published on October 7, 2019)

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