Silverton, OR - Workers at Silver Falls State Park were aware of a broken railing before a 10-year-old boy leaned on it and was injured in a 40-foot fall.
Park Manager Kevin Strandberg told KGW the railing had been marked with caution tape and scheduled for repair.
The Portland boy, Wilson Pelot, was on a hike with his family Sunday when he fell near the Upper Falls. He's at Oregon Health & Science University Hospital in Portland and is expected to recover.
Strandberg says more than a million people visit the park each year. The trail remains open with more hazard tape across the failed railing.