St. Paul Fire performs two technical rescues overnight

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St. Paul Fire Department Technical Rescue crews performed two rescues overnight, one on Friday night and one early Saturday morning.

At 10:30 p.m., crews assisted in evacuating 31 "college-age" young adults from a cave off of Crosby Farm Road, not far from the Watergate Marina. Nobody was hurt.

It was originally called in as some sort of party. The people in the cave didn't need to be rescued, but they were told to leave.

Fire officials say going into this area is risky, and they're telling people to stay out.

"It could be a poor atmosphere where there's not enough oxygen or carbon monoxide," said Art Baumeister, district chief for St. Paul Fire. "In the past, we've had people die in these caves due to that."

Later, at 4:30 a.m., crews were called for a technical rescue off Mississippi River Boulevard. A patient was found and taken to the hospital after an extensive search with the assistance of the Minneapolis Fire Department and the Ramsey County Sheriff's Department.

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