Minnesota man dies in fall from 2nd floor sliding glass door

Published 10:12 pm Wednesday, July 5, 2017

MINNEAPOLIS — Authorities said a central Minnesota man fell to his death through his home’s second-level sliding door, which does not have a patio or deck on the other side.

According to a press release, 40-year-old Chad Kraemer  died after falling 10 to 12 feet at his home in Collegeville Township.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were called to the scene at about 4:40 a.m. Sunday.

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The Cold Spring Fire Department rescue squad — which includes Kraemer as a member — responded to the call.

Kraemer had been with the rescue squad for 19 years and was part of a third generation that owns Kraemer Trucking and Excavating.

Kraemer is survived by a wife and three children.