Minnesota rescue team airlifts injured hiker out of state park

Author:
Updated:
Original:

A woman who injured her hip while hiking rugged terrain near Lake Superior was airlifted to safety by a helicopter rescue team.

The 62-year-old Stillwater woman fell and injured her hip in Split Rock Lighthouse State Park on Monday, authorities say.

The Lake County Rescue Squad that responded to a 911 call found the combination of the her injuries and the rocky landscape prevented them from moving her, KSTP reports.

So the Minnesota Aviation Rescue Team (MART) was summoned – and equipped with a Go Pro for the mission.

This embed is invalid

The Pioneer Press reports the rescue team – consisting of a State Patrol helicopter and three St. Paul firefighters – is the only one in Minnesota and responds to 15 to 20 calls for help per year.

WCCO, which went along on a training run a few years ago, says Minnesota relied on other states for such rescues until MART was formed.

The Pioneer Press says the woman rescued Monday had a dislocated hip and was admitted to a Duluth hospital in stable condition.

Split Rock Lighthouse State Park is on the route of the Superior Hiking Trail. Information about conditions on the trail is available here.

Next Up

st. paul winter carnival ice sculpture

3 winter festivals in the Twin Cities this weekend

The Great Northern, The City of Lakes Loppet and St. Paul Winter Carnival are all underway.

police lights

Suspect led deputies on 23-mile chase, hid in the woods

The suspect was arrested after a few hours hiding in a wooded area in Meeker County.

Kirk Cousins

Coller: Will the Vikings be the only ones left with QB stability in the NFC?

Matthew Coller writes a weekly Vikings column for BMTN, with more of his work found at Purple Insider.

La Velle E. Neal III

Twins reporter La Velle E. Neal III to become Star Tribune sports columnist

The long-serving Twins reporter has received a promotion.

ambulance

State Patrol investigating fatal crash near Duluth

The crash was reported around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday.

eden prairie police squad car

Carjacking reported outside shopping center in Eden Prairie

One of the suspects reportedly displayed a weapon.

court gavel

8 people charged in Medicaid fraud scheme totaling $860K

Collectively, they're charged with 46 counts of felony theft.

vaping

Minnesota gets mixed grades on its tobacco report card

In Minnesota, the economic cost due to smoking is $2.519 million with 5,910 deaths per year attributed to smoking.

Hardy Wills-Traxler

Charges: Man stabbed his father, set his home on fire

The 25-year-old has been charged with second-degree murder and first-degree arson.

Related

Hiker discovers marijuana-growing operation in Minnesota state park

KBRF Radio reports nearly 200 marijuana plants were found at Maplewood State Park near Pelican Rapids. Law enforcement officials removed the plants and are now looking for suspects.