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Teen injured in Petit Jean fall

A teenager was taken to a Little Rock hospital Wednesday afternoon after he fell from Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park. (KATV photo)

A teenager was taken to a Little Rock hospital Wednesday afternoon after he fell from Cedar Falls at Petit Jean State Park.

According to a spokeswoman for Arkansas State Parks, 18-year-old Blake Smith left a state park hiking path north of the waterfall and continued through an unauthorized area until he reached the falls.

It is unknown what led to his fall, but the rocks in that area of the water are known to be very slippery. Authorities don't suspect foul play.

Emergency crews responded immediately and Smith was flown to UAMS for treatment. He was treated for minor injuries and released from the hospital.


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