Red Wing Fire Department rescues woman who fell from trail on bluff
- Associated Press
- August 20, 2013 - 6:33 PM
RED WING, Minn. — Authorities have rescued a 26-year-old woman who fell off a bluff in Red Wing.
The Red Wing Fire Department got the call just after 9:45 a.m. Tuesday that the woman had fallen from the north side of Barn Bluff.
Crews were on the scene in 2 ½ minutes. In about 15 minutes, others came with ropes and other rescue equipment. Two fire department paramedics descended the slope and began to care for the woman.
A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter was sent to help get the woman to Mayo Clinic Health Systems Red Wing. The Post-Bulletin of Rochester (http://bit.ly/17FO7Bi ) reports she was later airlifted in stable condition to Saint Marys Hospital in Rochester.
Red Wing Fire Capt. Jim Eppen says the fire department regularly trains for such rescues.
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