Three Teenagers Rescued After Being Trapped in Abandoned Building in St. Paul

Authorities said that three young urban explorers were rescued late Wednesday after being trapped inside an old building in the Minnesota city of St. Paul.

According to authorities from the St. Paul Fire Department, the abandoned building was once part of the Ford Twin Cities Assembly plant.

Firefighters conducted the rescue operation after receiving a 911 call around 2:20 p.m. on Wednesday, telling them that the teenagers were trapped in a confined area and needed help.

The St. Paul Police Department said one of the young urban explorers was immediately rushed to a hospital due to injuries suffered in a fall.

According to Deputy St. Paul Fire Chief Roy Mokosso, there were six teenagers who entered the building to conduct some city scouting before something went wrong. Three of them managed to escape and immediately called 911 for help.

“We needed to breach several openings to get them out,” Mokosso said in a statement.

Mokosso said the abandoned building of the former automotive plant has been used by intruders as a place to drink, smoke or conduct urban exploring.

After the incident, authorities warned the public that entering unsecured abandoned buildings can become very dangerous due to their potential structural failures.


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