MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 15-year-old boy needed rescuing after he found himself stranded on a rock face in Taylors Falls over the weekend, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Office.

The sheriff’s office says on Saturday, Aug. 28 at 3:25 p.m. it received a 911 call regarding a 15-year-old who had gotten stuck on the edge of a rock at Interstate State Park in Taylors Falls.

The boy was apparently hiking in the area known as “Angel Rock” when he got into an area he couldn’t get out of – a rock face over the edge of the St. Croix River.

Fire departments for Taylors Falls and St. Croix Falls were then dispatched for the technical rescue.

The sheriff’s office says one of its deputies was able to make contact with the boy and lowered a throw rope with a life jacket attached to it to him. The deputy remained talking with the boy while the fire department set up rescue equipment.

A short time later, firefighters repelled down to the boy, secured him and continued with him down the rock face to an awaiting boat.

“The teamwork displayed today made this look like a walk in the park,” the sheriff’s office said. “Everyone involved walked away without a scratch. A reminder to parents, please keep an eye on your kiddos, even teens, while they are enjoying the nature’s beauty along the St. Croix River.”

  1. Roy Nelson says:

    They rappelled, not “repelled.” Reporter, please learn the language.