See Incredible Helicopter Rescue Video Of Children Stranded In Minnesota River
If you've ever fallen into rushing water, you know how horrifying it can be to feel completely out of control. I've had a few different water incidents in my life, and I think how lucky I am to be alive, surviving those very frightening situations. I also know many families that have lost loved ones to rushing waters on our Minnesota Rivers. Mother Nature has no mercy. That's why when people can come together to help rescue others, it's something we need to be so incredibly thankful for, as I'm sure the families and children were, that are referred to in the rescue that happened near Hastings this past Wednesday, April 12th, 2023.
INCREDIBLE RESCUE FOOTAGE
A woman named Caroline Beckmann had just started a hike on Wednesday afternoon around 6:20 pm. when she saw an amazing site.
DAKOTAH COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE RESPONDS
The Dakotah County Sheriff's Office said that two children had fallen into the rushing waters of Vermillion River near Hastings around 5:20 in the afternoon. The children were able to get ahold and crawl up onto a rock in the middle of the river but were unable to get back to shore.
LOVE LOCKS BRIDGE
Caroline noticed that there were rescue vehicles and responders all on a path leading to Love Locks Bridge. Rescuers were tying ropes and ties to nearby trees in case the children fell back into the water.
That's when Caroline taped the amazing helicopter rescue. According to the news report, both children were unhurt in the incident.
You can watch the amazing rescue below.