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Taylors Falls, MN (KROC AM News) - There has been another fatal fall at a popular Minnesota park known for its scenery and steep rock cliffs.

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call around 7:45 pm Saturday about “a person who had fallen from rocks at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls.”

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The sheriff’s office says the male victim suffered severe life-threatening injuries and lifesaving efforts were performed. The man was transported by ambulance to St. Croix Regional Medical Center in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. He was later pronounced dead.

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The sheriff’s office has identified the man as 39-year-old Nathan Darval of Hanover, Minnesota.

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident. A spokesman says it appears that Darval fell while navigating an off-trail, rocky portion of the park.

Two Twin Cities men fell at the same park in March. One died at the scene while the other was taken to the hospital with unknown injuries.

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