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BELLEVUE — Officials on Monday identified the person who died in a fall at an Iowa state park as an Eastern Iowa woman.
The state Department of Natural Resources said Iris Merfeld, 36, of Zwingle, died early Saturday after falling from an overlook known as Pulpit Rock in Bellevue State Park. The woman fell about 150 feet to rocks below the bluffs.
She was pronounced dead at the scene. No foul play is suspected.
The park, which sits on bluffs along the Mississippi River, remains open to visitors.