Authorities warn again about dangerous St. Paul caves near river
Published 7:41 pm Monday, October 22, 2018
ST. PAUL — St. Paul authorities are again warning people to stay away from the city’s caves by the Mississippi River.
Crews were called to rescue two teenagers who were seen entering a hole leading to the caves Friday afternoon. St. Paul Assistant Fire Chief Mike Gaede said the teens emerged by themselves and were not hurt.
The teens entered a hole the city already had planned to close Saturday.
The cave system has posed a danger for curious explorers for decades.
Gaede said the caves are not safe, and it’s illegal to be in them.
Three teenagers died from carbon-monoxide poisoning after entering the caves in 2004.