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Injured hiker rescued at Whitewater State Park on Friday

July 31, 2018

ALTURA — A 28-year-old Austin woman suffered a head injury while hiking at Whitewater State Park on Friday.

The woman was hiking with a 29-year-old Albert Lea man when she slipped, tumbled off the trail and struck her head on a tree, Winona Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Jeff Mueller said.

According to the report, the woman was unconscious for roughly 30 seconds after hitting her head.

The St. Charles Fire Department assisted the Winona Sheriff’s deputies to recover the woman, who was carted out of the park on an ATV and taken to Rochester for medical treatment.

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