BARRON COUNTY — Authorities in Barron County responded to a call on Tuesday of a 12-year-old who was threatening to jump from a tree, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff’s Office.

Press Release

On Tuesday, May 11, 2021, at 2:09 p.m., the Barron County 911 center received a call that a 12 year old child was in a tree threatening to jump.

Deputies from the Barron County Sheriff’s Department arrived on scene and located the 12 year old about 30 feet up in a tree.

The Barron Fire Department, Mayo Ambulance and Life Link Helicopter all responded to the scene to assist.

After 45 minutes of negotiations, deputies acted on a rescue plan with the help of all the agencies involved and got the child down without any injury.

The coordinated effort by deputies and all the responding agencies was text book in a fluid situation.

I want the thank all the responders for working together to bring this to a safe resolution

- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

Last Update: May 13, 2021 9:06 am CDT

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