Eagle Rescued after Hitting Carver County Power Line Dies from Injuries

Eagle Rescued after Hitting Carver County Power Line Dies from Injuries Photo: Carver County Sheriff's Office

July 06, 2018 02:43 PM

A bald eagle rescued by a Carver County sheriff's deputy earlier this week after hitting a power line has died.

A representative from the University of Minnesota Raptor Center said the 24-year-old eagle, named Freedom, severely injured one of its legs in the fall from the power line and did not survive its injuries.

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RELATED: Carver County Deputy Rescues 'Freedom'

Crews investigating a power outage Tuesday night found the bird. 

According to the Raptor Center, the bird was banded in Wisconsin in 1994, then came to the center in 1996 with lead toxicity. The bird was treated and released in Plymouth in 1997.

The bird was also shot at some point early in its life. While being treated at the Raptor Center, lead shards were found in its wings.

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Anthony Brousseau

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