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Details shared of BWCA rescue from Gaskin Lake

Jun 26, 2018 12:50PM ● By Editor
Rhonda Silence- Mon, 06/25/2018 - 1:31pm

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office received a call from the International Emergency Response Coordination Center just before 1 p.m. June 22, informing Cook County that a camper was in need of medical attention. A 14-year-old boy had a seizure and hit his head during the incident.

The call came from the southeast corner of Gaskin Lake in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness, which is part of the Poplar-Brule BWCA route, near Winchell Lake.

Cook County Ambulance was paged to meet a Beaver float plane at the Devil Track Lake landing. Emergency responders flew to Gaskin Lake to meet the group in need of assistance. The patient, Cooper Hogan, was conscious and answering questions when responders reached him.

Cooper Hogan at the Cook County North Shore Hospital


WTIP’s Joe Friedrichs spoke with Hugh Harvey, Cooper’s stepfather, about the incident.  (Follow the link below to WTIP's site to listen to this story)

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