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Lost in Jay Cooke: rescues rise

Preparation is key at park: for visitors and those looking out

The call was unmistakable and perked the ears of a Jay Cooke State Park staff member: "Help!" a person cried.

Within moments, a response was developing. The Carlton County Sheriff's Office came with its drone team, and the fire departments from Carlton and Esko descended onto the park with four-wheelers and rope rescue kits.

"Ultimately, nobody was found in distress," Chief Deputy Dan Danielson said. "And nobody ever reported any loved ones missing. It could have been a self-rescue."

Jay Cooke State Park is 9,000 acres of wild terrain, featuring rapid waters, cliffs and rock outcroppings, fore...

 
 
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