Indiana Man Dies After Fall at Peninsula Park

A 70-year old Indiana man has died as a result of injuries suffered in a fall at Peninsula State Park Sunday afternoon. According to Chief Deputy Pat McCarty, the Door County Sheriff’s Office was alerted shortly before 2:30PM that the man had fallen from a cliff in the Eagle Bluff lookout area. The initial investigation indicated that the resident of Elkhart, Indiana slipped and fell off a 100-foot drop while hiking in the park with his wife. Emergency personnel from Gibraltar Police, the Gibraltar Fire Department, Door County Emergency Services, the DNR, and, the Door County Sheriff’s Department responded and began rescue efforts. The Eagle III helicopter from Green Bay was also requested, but the man was pronounced dead before being transported to medical facilities. An autopsy was scheduled and the case remains under investigation. However, foul play is not suspected. The name of the victim is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

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