ST. CHARLES COUNTY, Mo. – A teenager died from a fall Tuesday afternoon while hiking at Klondike Park in St. Charles County.
The St. Charles County Police Department says a 17-year-old boy died in the incident around 12:30 p.m. Tuesday. Investigators say two teenagers were hiking in a restricted area near a cliff overlooking the Katy Trail and Missouri River before one of them lost his footing and fell.
The victim was pronounced dead at the scene of the fall. Police have not released the identity of the victim.
“This was a very tragic accident. Chief Kurt Frisz and the men and women of the St. Charles County Police Department express our deepest condolence to the victim’s family and friends,” said the St. Charles County Police Department in a statement.
Officers closed off a section of the park for several hours Tuesday while investigating. Several agencies from around St. Charles County were called to assist with the investigation.
This is a developing story. Additional details are limited at this time. FOX2 will update as more information becomes available.