DULUTH — A 5-year-old boy was killed after falling into the Missabe Mountain 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 a person in the pit. 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.
CORRECTION APRIL 30: The boy who died fell into the Missabe Mountain Mine Pit. He was the only person to fall into the pit. Those details were wrong in an earlier version of this story. The story has been updated with the correct information. We regret the errors.