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Vehicle rolls down bluff; rescuers rappel, cut roof off vehicle

Two people were hurt early Wednesday morning in St. Paul when the vehicle they were in went off the road, rolled 40 feet down a river bluff and landed right-side-up. A dramatic rescue ensued as emergency workers used guide ropes to reach the vehicle among the trees and spent about 30 minutes trying to extricate the two.
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Emergency crews responded to the scene not far from the Ford plant, near Mississippi River Boulevard and Magoffin Avenue north of Hidden Falls Regional Park, about 3:45 a.m., after an vehicle went off the road and rolled down a 40-foot embankment, the Pioneer Press says. Rescuers used ropes to get themselves down and had to cut off part of the roof of the vehicle.

Police were investigating and it is not yet known if alcohol was a factor, WCCO reports.

The two have injuries that are not life-threatening, KARE 11 reports:

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