1 lifeless, 1 injured in obvious mountaineering fall at Interstate State Park – Twin Cities


A Twin Cities man was killed and another injured in an apparently climbing accident at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls, Minn, Thursday afternoon.

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office said it was called to the Lower Landing in St. Croix River Park shortly after 4 p.m. following a report of a rock fall with unknown injuries.

MPs found two adult male victims at the scene, one conscious and the other unconscious and unable to breathe.

A man was rushed to St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin Hospital before being flown to Regions Hospital in St. Paul. The other man was later pronounced dead.

The deceased victim was identified only as a 23-year-old Minneapolis resident. The injured victim was only identified as a 31-year-old Savage resident. Names were withheld until the next of kin were notified.

The sheriff’s office did not provide any further details about the accident and said it was being investigated by the Minnesota Department of Natural Resources and the National Park Service.

Interstate State Park is a popular destination for rock climbers who are drawn to the palisades of the St. Croix River, which flows through a canyon.


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