Hermantown Police Rescue Man Buried in Collapsed Snow Fort

Created: 01/19/2014 7:19 PM

Hermantown Police rescued a man trapped in a collapsed snow fort on Sunday.

The Hermantown Police Department said they received the call at 5:20 p.m. A man was buried in heavy snow after a snow fort collapsed on the 4100 block of Getchell Road, according to authorities. The man's son had called 911.

Police were able to extricate the man. Authorities said he was checked for injuries and then released.

Hermantown Police would like to remind the public of the danger of heavy snow and the risks of building snow forts.

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