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Firefighters rescue person from cistern

Red Wing paramedics responded Saturday to the 700 block of West Avenue for an individual who fell into a cistern.

Firefighter paramedics received the call at 2:28 p.m. and, using confined space equipment, were able to descend into the cistern and treat the injured victim, according to a release from the Red Wing Fire Department. The individual was extracted from the hazard and transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Red Wing with undisclosed injuries, authorities said.

The Red Wing Police Department also was on scene to assist with the extrication. 

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