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Iowa hiker dies after fall along trail in Mount Vernon

MOUNT VERNON (AP) — Iowa authorities are investigating the death of a hiker in Palisades-Kepler State Park in Mount Vernon.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources said Sunday that 32-year-old Brian Jungen, of Coralville, died Friday after a fall.

Officials say a group of four hikers found Jungen on the Cedar Cliff Trail with several cuts to his head. Jungen was able to speak to the hikers before he blacked out.

When paramedics arrived, they were unable to locate Jungen’s pulse, and he was pronounced dead.