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Woman Rescued from Island on the Kettle River

From the Pine County Sheriff's Office:

On July 28th at 07:40 am, Pine County 911 received a call of a female with a broken leg. The caller reported the female was on an island between Sandstone and Hinckley on the Kettle River. The patient we were told miss stepped into a hole on the island causing the break to her leg.

Pine County deputies along with MN DNR, Hinckley Fire, and Essentia Ambulance responded to the area. Based on the terrain and difficult access to the area, the Minnesota State Patrol MART Team was requested to assist. Ground rescue personnel were able to walk a trail to the river in the area and kayak out to the female to begin first aid measures.

The State Patrol MART Team arrived on the scene and was able to extract the patient to a nearby field to a waiting ambulance. The patient’s injuries are considered non-life-threatening and she transported to an area hospital for treatment.

Photo courtesy of the Pine County Sheriff's Office

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