- Associated Press - Tuesday, June 16, 2015

INTERIOR, S.D. (AP) - Officials at Badlands National Park are urging visitors to use the park’s trails following a cave-in that injured several members of a family over the weekend.

An 18-year-old woman and four children on Saturday climbed a butte off the Door Trail to take a photo. KELO-TV reports (https://bit.ly/1SjgzBg) all five were injured when it gave way. Three had to be taken to a hospital in Rapid City.

Record rainfall this year has loosened the soil in some areas outside the park’s trails, which are monitored and maintained.

Park spokeswoman Julie Johndreau says trails are there for a reason and that they’re reminding visitors to use them while they explore this summer.


Information from: KELO-TV, https://www.keloland.com

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