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13-Year-Old Among 2 Campers Injured from Falling Trees in BWCA

Updated: 07/22/2014 2:19 PM
Created: 07/22/2014 2:05 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

Falling trees injured two campers, including a 13-year-old girl, early Tuesday morning as storms rolled through the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness.

They were part of a group of 17 people who were camping near Lady Boot Bay on Lac La Croix Lake.

The teenager, Hayden Toups, and 47-year-old Kirk Sanchez were in separate tents when they were injured by falling trees. Both were visiting from Louisiana.

They were transported to Essentia Health-Virginia Hospital with the help of Mark Zup, a local resort owner, and the St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad. Their injuries were non-life threatening.


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