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Laporte school boy airlifted to Minneapolis following playground accident

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A 10-year-old student at Laporte school was airlifted to a Twin Cities hospital Friday afternoon following an accident on the school playground.


Authorities said the boy fell or jumped an estimated 8 to 10 feet off the platform of a handicapped ramp while playing with a group of children.

The boy was not moving his extremities so school personnel called for a medivac helicopter. The accident occurred about 12:30 p.m.

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