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Crow Wing County boy in critical condition after falling several stories

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On Thursday, May 21, 2009 at approximately 6:23 p.m. the Crow Wing County Sheriff's Office received a report of a 5-year-old child who had fallen several stories. He remains today in critical condition in North Memorial Medical Center in Robbinsdale, Minn.


Crow Wing County deputies responded to the residence along with emergency response personnel from Crosslake, Breezy Point and Emily Police Departments. North Ambulance, Fifty Lakes First Responders, and the Fifty Lakes Fire Department were also on scene providing emergency medical and recovery efforts.

Tristan Veit, 5, of Fifty Lakes, Minn., was airlifted by North Air Care to North Memorial Medical Center for medical care.

A construction project was underway on the Veit property. Tristan was apparently leaning against a newly finished wall by the site. He was observed to have fallen through the wall and into a hole described as a hole intended for a basement. An immediate call was made to "911" for assistance.

Pioneer staff reports