Hiker Falls from Bluff, Deputy Says

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An 18-year-old man fell from a bluff east of Mountainburg Monday evening, according to the chief deputy at the Crawford County Sheriff’s Office.

The man was hiking with friends and appears to have suffered a broken arm, Chief Deputy Jimmy Damante said. He also complained of abdominal pain.

The bluff is believed to be between 20-25 feet high, according to Chief Deputy Damante.

The accident happened on a bluff on Hickory Street off Highway 348.

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