Wilson Pelot, 10, of Portland was injured when he fell near the Upper Falls at Silver Falls State Park Sunday afternoon.
Pelot, now in intensive care, was on a hike with his father when he stopped to take a break. He leaned against a railing that gave way, sending him plummeting 40 feet down into a creek, said Lt. Gregg Hastings with Oregon State Police.
The boy's father went down the bank to the river and carried him across the creek to wait for emergency crews.
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