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Teen hospitalized after falling from bridge onto tracks

BOONE — Authorities say a 17-year-old girl was hospitalized after falling from a road bridge onto busy railroad tracks in central Iowa’s Boone County.

The girl fell about 30 feet Monday on Union Pacific tracks west of Boone. First responders used GPS to reach the site after receiving a frantic 911 call from another teen.

The injured girl was flown to a Des Moines hospital. Her name hasn’t been released. Detective Andy Godzicki of the Boone County Sheriff’s Office says it appears the girl fell through two guardrails onto the tracks.

Union Pacific stopped train traffic through the area while the girl was being treated and then flown away.

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