Woman rescued after falling into abandoned mine pit in Chisholm
CHISHOLM -- A 29-year-old woman was airlifted to Essentia Health-St. Mary’s Medical Center in Duluth after falling about 70 to 80 feet down an embankment into an abandoned mining operation on the eastern edge of Chisholm on Monday.
Chisholm authorities were notified of the fallen woman shortly after 3 p.m. They called in the Hibbing Fire Department for assistance with a technical rope rescue.
Chris Petrack, battalion chief for the Hibbing Fire Department, estimated that it took about 35 to 40 minutes to lift the injured woman to safety.
The identity of the woman and her medical condition had not been released as of early Monday evening.
Assisting Chisholm and Hibbing firefighters and paramedics on the scene were the Chisholm Police Department, the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, the Minnesota State Patrol, the Chisholm Ambulance Service and Northern Helicopters.