Teen falls to her death from Palisade Head, 300-foot cliff on North Shore

Palisade Head is in Tettegouche State Park.

The girl who fell to her death from a cliff on Minnesota's North Shore on Sunday has been identified as a 14-year-old from Somerset, Wisconsin. 

Bailey Belisle was a freshman Somerset High School, where grief counselors have been brought in for students and staff, WCCO reports

A statement from her parents to the station describes Bailey as a talented artist with a beautiful voice, whose singing "brought her and others great joy."

Bailey had two older brothers, also in their teens.

Original story from Sept. 11, 2017:

A 14-year-old girl who fell from a scenic cliff along Minnesota's North Shore over the weekend has died from her injuries. 

The accident happened early Sunday afternoon at Palisade Head, a popular hiking and climbing destination north of Silver Bay (which is about midway between Duluth and Grand Marais).

The girl was walking along the top of the cliff with some friends when she fell at about 1 p.m., according to a news release from the Lake County Sheriff's Office

Palisade Head, a massive rock formation, rises about 300 feet from the surface of Lake Superior, making it a long and deadly drop. 

Nonetheless, some bystanders "repelled (sic) down the cliff to render first aid and perform life saving measures" on the 14-year-old, authorities say. She was eventually airlifted to the hospital, but later died. 

Her name hasn't been released.

A deadly Sunday in Lake County

About seven miles away in the town of Finland, on the same day, Lake County authorities received a 911 call about an ATV accident "with injuries" near the Trestle Inn, a news release says

Despite responses from multiple agencies, as well as a Lifelink helicopter, the injuries proved to be fatal for the victim, a 76-year-old man.

Authorities are withholding his name pending notification of next of kin. The circumstances surrounding the ATV crash aren't clear yet. 

The accident marks at least 11 ATV fatalities in Minnesota so far this year, according to DNR statistics

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