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Teen found unresponsive after fall from cliff in Taylors Falls

Updated: January 20, 2020 10:09 PM

A teenager was found unresponsive after falling off a 30-foot cliff in Chisago County.

The Chisago County Sheriff's Office said deputies responded to the area of Milltown Road and U.S. Highway 8 in Taylors Falls at about 5:30 p.m. Sunday on a report that a person had fallen off a rock cliff in Interstate State Park.

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According to the sheriff's office, deputies responded and began searching the area, navigating "extreme terrain." Eventually, 19-year-old Luke Lawrence Zajac was found unresponsive.

Emergency personnel rendered aid to Zajac on scene and ultimately lowered him to safety so he could be transported to a hospital. From there, he was airlifted to a Level 1 trauma center for further care, the sheriff's office said.

No other details regarding what caused Zajac to fall or what condition he's in were immediately available.

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