Man dies at Starved Rock State Park

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LASALLE COUNTY, Ill. — A man died at Starved Rock State Park over the weekend.

LaSalle County Coroner William Wujek said 31-year-old Alexander J. Torres, from Holland, Michigan, died Sunday morning.

Illinois Conservation Police said Torres fell roughly 30 feet off a bluff behind the Starved Rock Lodge. According to the LaSalle News Tribune, Torres came to the state park for a wedding.

The media outlet reported a Starved Rock site security officer and an employee were able to see where Torres had landed.

He was pronounced dead at 2:45 a.m., marking the first fatality from a fall at Starved Rock this year.

Wujek said the Illinois Department of Natural Resources, Conservation Police Department, and the coroner’s office are investigating the incident.

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