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A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter was used to rescue a person off of Barn Bluff's northeast side Tuesday morning. (Republican Eagle photo by Sarah Gorvin)

Helicopter used to rescue person from Barn Bluff

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A person was rescued off of Barn Bluff’s northeast side Tuesday morning. Radio chatter indicated that the victim had been injured while on the bluff and was unable hike back out.

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Rescue crews from Red Wing Police, Red Wing Fire Department and  Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office were first dispatched to the scene at about 10 a.m.

A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter arrived around 10:45 and lowered two rescue workers onto the bluff. The helicopter then picked up the victim in a basket.

The victim was loaded into a waiting Red Wing ambulance near the Red Wing Wastewater Treatment Plant.

Pick up a copy of Wednesday’s R-E for more information.

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Sarah Gorvin
Sarah Gorvin has been with the Republican Eagle for two years and covers education, business and crime and courts. She graduated from the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities in 2010 with a  journalism degree.
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