Tragic Landslide Fatality at Minneopa State Park: Jack Robert Loso Identified

The victim of the fatal landslide at Minneopa State Park in southern Minnesota has been identified as 19-year-old Jack Robert Loso from Robbinsdale, Minnesota. The Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office confirmed his identity on Monday. Loso was visiting the park with family members when the incident occurred on December 2, just before 5 p.m.

The tragedy unfolded when authorities received a 911 call reporting someone trapped under collapsed earth. Despite the efforts of first responders who quickly arrived at the scene, Loso was found dead. Blue Earth County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brian Martin, who has been with the county for almost 16 years, expressed that such an incident is unprecedented in his experience.

Law enforcement, summoned at 4:52 p.m., initiated a response involving 30 first responders using shovels to extract Loso from the debris. Two individuals who were with Loso before the incident are cooperating with authorities, and no suspicious activity is suspected.

In response to the tragedy, park officials have closed trails leading to the area of the incident. The circumstances surrounding the landslide are under investigation, emphasizing the need for caution and safety measures in natural park environments.



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