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2 injured after snowmobilers go over 30-foot rock cliff in northern Minnesota

It happened in northern Minnesota around 10:45 p.m. on Valentine's Day.
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Two snowmobilers were injured late Friday night in northern Minnesota when they went over a rock cliff and crashed after an approximately 30-foot fall. 

The two snowmobilers were riding with a group of eight in a ditch near Hwy. 53 and Forest Road 614 – about 15 miles north of Orr – when they both went over "an approximately 30 foot rock cliff and landed at the bottom of a ravine," said the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office. 

First responders had to use an ATV winch, ropes and rescue toboggans to save the injured snowmobilers, who were then transported by ambulance to Essentia Health-St. Mary's hospital in Duluth. 

Fortunately, both snowmobilers are expected to survive what are being called non-life-threatening injuries. 

The snowmobilers, both Minnesotans, are a 52-year-old woman from Randall and a 69-year-old Swanville man. 

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