Weather Alert

Authorities search for teen swept into the Redwood River

(Redwood Falls, MN) –  The search for a Redwood Falls teen swept into the Redwood River on Sunday evening will resume Monday.

At approximately 5:46 p.m., Redwood Falls Police Department and Redwood Falls Fire Department were dispatched to the Redwood River near the 100 block of West Bridge Street.

Several juveniles had been swimming in the river when 16-year-old Thunder Wambade Brothersofal was reportedly caught in the current and swept away from the group.

A ground and air search including a Redwood County Sheriff’s Department drone and a Minnesota State Patrol air unit from the Twin Cities was initiated but unsuccessful as of 11:12 p.m. Sunday.  Emergency personnel was stationed at the river throughout the night, and a full ground and air search will start again Monday morning.

The water in the Redwood River is very high and moving very fast. At this time the public is encouraged to stay away from the Redwood River banks in, and near, Ramsey Park.

Assisting agencies during the search included Redwood County Sheriff’s Department, North Ambulance, Morton Fire Department and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Source: KLGR

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