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Teen rescued after falling down Mississippi River bluff in St. Paul

Local firefighters carried out a successful rescue mission on Wednesday afternoon.

A teenager was rescued by firefighters after falling down a river bluff in St. Paul on Wednesday.

St. Paul Fire Department says it was called to a technical rescue around 2:15 p.m. on the 600 block of Mississippi River Boulevard.

It comes after the teen fell 15-20 feet down the bluff, requiring firefighters to set up rigging to perform a rope rescue.

"The victim was quickly rescued and transported to a local hospital," the fire department said.

The Pioneer Press reports the teenager fortunately landed on a ledge, and there was another 20-30 feet drop beyond the edge.

Here are some pictures from the scene of the rescue:

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