MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A dramatic rescue occurred Tuesday morning in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness after a big storm knocked down trees onto a campsite.
Two campers from Louisiana were injured when high winds brought down two trees onto their tent during the overnight storm.
An emergency beacon was triggered and Mark Zup, owner of Zups Fishing Resort and Canoe Outfitters on Lac La Croix, left early in the morning to rescue the campers. He said the storm did significant damage to the campsite.
“It looked like a bomb hit it,” Zup said. “There was probably 20 to 30 trees down, over equipment. It was a mess.”