Stearns County Teen Injured after Goose Blind Knocks him from Bumper of SUV

County Highway 27 and County Road 201 in Stearns County Photo: Google Maps
County Highway 27 and County Road 201 in Stearns County

September 05, 2017 11:37 AM

A Glenwood teen was hospitalized after he was knocked from the bumper of a moving SUV while trying to hold down a goose blind atop the vehicle in Stearns County Sunday.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office says four teenage boys were transporting the portable goose blind about 7 a.m. Sunday on westbound on County Highway 27 near County Road 201 northeast of Brooten. 

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Two of the boys, sitting in the back seats, were attempting to hold down the blind with their arms through open windows. A 15-year-old from Glenwood was standing atop the rear bumper of the 200 GMC Yukon while attempting to hold down the blind.

At one point the wind caused the goose blind to break free from the boys’ grasps and knocked the teen on the rear bumper to the ground, where he struck his head on the pavement, according to a county press release.

He was first taken to St. Cloud Hospital via Life Link air ambulance; he was later transported via ambulance to Children’s Minnesota Hospital in Minneapolis. His condition was unknown Tuesday morning. 

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