Rescue Squad Callout

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St. Louis County Sheriff's Office News Release

Incident Date:


Incident Time:  8:36 PM

Incident location: 

Beaver River, Fredenberg Township 

Name: Samuel Carlson

Name: Emma Fest-Wilson

Name: Bernard Pearson

Age: 20

Age: 23

Age: 71

Address: Duluth, MN 

Address: Lino Lakes, MN 

Address: Duluth, MN 

Incident Summary: 

Area first responders and law enforcement responded to the report of 2 individuals needing to be rescued after their boat became stuck in the mud and heavy vegetation while boating on the Beaver River in Freedenberg Township last night.

An area Good Samaritan attempted to provide assistance to the stranded boaters prior to the arrival of rescue resources however his boat also became stuck and needed to be rescued.

The St Louis County Rescue Squad deployed their Marsh Master and was able to successfully rescue all 3 individuals and recover their boats. No injuries were reported.

The Sheriff’s Office reminds boaters to use caution while operating watercraft on area lakes and rivers as low water levels may expose new hazards and always wear your life jacket while out on the water.


Assisting agencies: Canosia Fire Department, Fredenberg Fire Department, St. Louis County Rescue Squad and Sheriffs Office. 

Authority: Sgt. Eric Hanegmon 


Date:          08-18-21                       Time: 01:40

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