Cape Girardeau man injured in IL camping area - KFVS12 News & Weather Cape Girardeau, Carbondale, Poplar Bluff

Cape Girardeau man injured in IL camping area


Deputies responded to an injured camper early Saturday in rural Pomona, Illinois.

According to the sheriff's office, they received a call shortly after 6:30 a.m. from Christopher Richards, 27, of Cape Girardeau who said he slipped and fell at the end of Cave Hollow Road around 5 a.m. and might have a broken leg and need assistance.

Deputies and county EMS responded and found Richards on Cove Hollow Road off of Dutch Ridge Road.   Authorities said he was not mobile and had a leg injury.

Richards could not be carried back through the woods because of the rough terrain, according to deputies.

The Jackson County Search and Rescue was called and a boat removed him from the area.

Deputies say Richards was taken to the Pomona Boat Launch on Cedar Lake, and was then taken by EMS to a local hospital for treatment.

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