1 killed, 1 injured in apparent rock climbing accident in Taylors Falls

One person was killed and another was injured Thursday afternoon after an apparent rock climbing accident at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls.

According to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Deputy, first responders were called just after 4 p.m. on the report of a rockfall with unknown injuries.

When deputies arrived, they learned there were two victims. One of the victims was conscious, while the other was unconscious and not breathing.

One of the victims was taken to St. Croix Falls Hospital and was later flown to Regions Hospital Trauma Center.

Lifesaving efforts were performed on the other victim, however, he was later pronounced dead.

Authorities identified the climber who died as a 23-year-old man from Minneapolis. The injured party was identified as a 31-year-old from Savage.

The incident is currently under investigation, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Department.