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Campers witness the aftermath of Apple River stabbing

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Campers witness the aftermath of Apple River stabbing

River’s Edge Apple River Campground is stopping tubing operations on Sunday, following a stabbing that left one teen lifeless and 4 injured this weekend.

The enterprise posted on their Fb web page they are going to resume operations on Monday, Aug. 1.

Individuals on the campground instructed FIVE EYEWITNESS NEWS it was a enjoyable, household weekend turned tragic.

“We’ve been coming right here for about 15 years simply as a household reunion with my mother’s aspect,” Monica Anderson, camper, stated. Anderson calls tubing on Apple River in Somerset, Wisconsin a household favourite. “We hang around and have household time and go down the river, have some drinks,” she stated.

However tubing was reduce quick on Saturday.

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Anderson and her household have been floating by once they noticed folks gathered on the shore giving CPR.

Quickly after, they have been evacuated from the water.

“We see CPR happening in two teams and it was bystanders,” she stated. “The police then confirmed up they usually needed to wade via the water as a result of it was down off they usually couldn’t drive proper as much as it.”

The 911 name got here in round 3:45 p.m. on Saturday reporting a number of folks had been stabbed on the Apple River, north of the Dawn Bridge, whereas tubing.

St. Croix County Sheriff’s workplace arrived on scene and located 5 folks with stab wounds within the chest and torso.

Based on the report, deputies, first responders and residents supplied medical care to these injured. All 5 victims have been transported to native hospitals.

One of many victims, a 17-year-old boy from Stillwater, later died. The 4 others had severe accidents, however are steady, based on the sheriff’s workplace.

With assist from witnesses, authorities discovered the 52-year-old suspect on the river on the exit level for tubers.

“The sheriff got here by in a rush and he was like ‘it’s essential get out individuals are being harm,’” Melanie Lu, camper, stated.

Lu was tubing on the river together with her household when the stabbing occurred.

She stated it’s the primary time they spent the weekend on Apple River and it might be the final. “It doesn’t really feel prefer it’s secure and it type of like makes you suppose like would we need to come again?” Lu stated.

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