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Posted on: November 2, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Red Wing Fire Department Responds to Technical Rescue on He Mni Can-Barn Bluff

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For Immediate Release

Contact: Mike Warner
Fire Chief
Red Wing Fire Department
651.388.7141

(November 1, 2022, Red Wing, Minn.) – On November 1, 2022, at 2:04 p.m., the Red Wing Fire Department was dispatched to He Mni Can-Barn Bluff in Red Wing for a hiker who fell down an embankment off the walking trail. 

Firefighter/paramedics were on the scene within two minutes of receiving the call and ascended the bluff to locate the injured patient. One patient was located approximately 15 minutes after arrival. The patient was extricated back up the bluff to a safe location. The patient was assisted off the bluff and transported to Mayo Clinic Health Systems – Red Wing in good condition. 

Apparatus used on the scene included two fire engines, two advanced life support ambulances, two brush trucks, one utility truck, and two chief officers. The Red Wing Police Department, Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, Minnesota State Patrol Air Rescue Team, and Red Wing Public Works assisted on the scene. Ellsworth Fire, Lake City Ambulance, and Ellsworth Ambulance were called to provide fire and ambulance coverage for the city while Red Wing crews were on the incident. 

Red Wing Fire Department is committed to helping anyone in need, providing exceptional fire suppression, advanced medical care, technical rescue, disaster management, fire prevention, and public education. We are focused on operational readiness, department unity, professionalism, and community engagement. 

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