Water Emergency

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St. Louis County Sheriff's Office News Release

Incident Date: July 08, 2018

Incident Time: 7:51 PM 

Incident location: Cloquet River, Independence MN

INDIVIDUAL(S) INVOLVED: (Refer to News Media Policy-Rules III A. I Thru 4: Procedures B.1, A thru J & 1; 2b; 3b; g & h; 4a, b, & c)

Name:  Heather Bosiacki                Age:45         Address: New Independence, MN

Name: Kristen Sobczak                   Age:54         Address Proctor, MN

Incident Summary:

On 07/08/2018, The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office responded to a water emergency of two females that had swamped their kayaks and were stranded in a swampy area on the Cloquet River, between the Independence rest area, and the Highway 8 bridge.  St. Louis County Volunteer Sheriff's Rescue Squad launched a small boat and located the two females suffering only minor hypothermia.  With the assistance of shore crews the ladies were safely brought to shore and checked by EMS.  Their two kayaks were unable to be recovered due to heavy rains, lightning and thunder in the immediate area.

Assisting Agencies

St. Louis County Sheriff's Volunteer Rescue Squad, Industrial Volunteer Fire Department, Gold Cross Ambulance

Authority: Deputy Bryon Ball, 218-969-2549

Date: July 08,2018                      Time:1:00 AM

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