Update: Names of injured BWCA campers released

By KBJR News 1

July 22, 2014 Updated Jul 23, 2014 at 3:05 PM CDT

Loon Lake, BWCA (NNCNOW.com) - The names of the three sisters injured in Monday night’s storm at a campsite on Loon Lake have been released.

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, a group of five people were camping in two tents when several trees fell on the tents, injuring three adults.

Two women were taken out of the area by a U.S. Forest Plane.

One of the women, Susan Eich, a 53-year-old from Minneapolis, MN was then taken by Life Link to a Duluth hospital. She is now reported to be in serious condition.

Deborah Zuaro, a 60-year-old from Northfield, Vermont was taken by ambulance to Ely-Bloomenson Hospital. She is also reported to be in serious condition.

The third woman, Linda Desjardins, a 62-year-old of St. Cloud, MN was taken by boat to Handberg's Marine on Crane Lake and later taken by private vehicle to Ely-Bloomenson Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The other two people involved were daughters, ages 29 and 18 and were not injured.

"Out of the four tents that were on the site, 30 trees fell onto the site. Criss-crossed from all direction. They had two people pinned to the ground. They got them out," said Mark Anderson, the owner of Canoe Outfitters.

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