Boy injured after 12-foot fall in St. Croix County

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A child was hospitalized Wednesday after falling 12 feet inside a  rural St. Croix County barn.

Authorities from several agencies responded at 10:30 p.m. to a home on 60th Avenue in the town of Pleasant Valley, a community about six miles east of Roberts, for a rescue call.

Scott Knudson, chief deputy for the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office -- one of the responding agencies -- said on Thursday that the boy, 14, was injured after falling 12 feet inside a barn.

The boy was transported by ambulance to Regions Hospital in St. Paul with serious injuries, Knudson said.