Man in critical condition after falling about 30 feet at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls

The Chisago County Sheriff’s Office says a man fell about 30 feet off a rock face in Taylors Falls on Friday.

According to the sheriff’s office, at about 12:12 p.m., 911 calls were received reporting a man who fell at the Interstate State Park. Initial information stated the victim was overlooking a ledge and fell about 30 feet onto rocks just above the waterline of the St. Croix River. The rock ledge is known to locals as "Angle Rock."

The technical rescue team, comprised of members from Taylors Falls and St. Croix Falls fire departments, were sent to the area. The fire departments also launched rescue boats with paramedics to get the victim ashore.

The victim was stabilized for transport at a local hospital and ultimately flown to a regional trauma center. Authorities say his condition is believed to be critical at this time.

At the time, the park area had hundreds of visitors.