(Waite Park MN-) Two women were hurt while jumping off the diving cliffs at Quarry Park in Waite Park Friday. The Stearns County Sheriff's Office says the first incident was reported at 12:44 p.m., Deputies responded to a medical emergency at Quarry Park and Nature Preserve after a caller reported a female fell from the rocks in the swimming quarry and suffered a head and leg injury. Upon arrival, deputies found the female at the entrance of Quarry #2. She was identified as 20-year-old Alexis Marie Hennen of Prior Lake, Hennen suffered a laceration to the back of her head, a cut to the left heel and a suspected sprained ankle. Deputies administered first aid procedures until Mayo Ambulance arrived to take over care. Hennen was transported to the St. Cloud Hospital for further treatment.
Emergency personnel were called back to the park at 3:10 p.m.after a Stearns County Recreation Patrol Officer came across a medical emergency at Quarry #2. The deputy learned Michaella Huffman, 23, of Circle Pines, jumped off the cliff at the swimming quarry and another person jumped after her landing on her head while in the water. She became unconscious in the water. Two friends pulled her from the water onto the rocks nearby. Ms. Huffman regained consciousness just before being pulled from the water. She complained of neck and back pain.
Mayo Ambulance transported Ms. Huffman to the St. Cloud Hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.
Waite Park Fire Department assisted.