Boy, 5, dies after fall into Iron Range mine pit

29April 2021

DULUTH — A 5-year-old boy was killed after falling into the Rouchleau Mine Pit outside of Virginia, Minn., Wednesday afternoon, April 28, according to a report from the Virginia Police Department.

The boy fell approximately 70 feet.

The water emergency was reported shortly after 4:09 p.m. for two people in the pit. No updates have been issued on the second person reported to have fallen. The incident is under investigation and appears to be an accident, according to the initial police report.

Members of the St. Louis County Rescue Squad, Virginia police and fire departments responded to the scene. Identification is pending notification of family and further details will be released upon the completion of the investigation.

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Author: Forum News Service

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