Palisade Head on the North Shore

What a tragedy. A 14-year old girl fell off of the cliff at Palisade Head on Sunday afternoon. Palisade Head is about 5 miles northeast of Silver Bay before the turn off to Highway 1. It’s part of Tettegouche State Park and you can drive up to the top of the cliff that towers over 300 feet above Lake Superior. There’s a great view of the lake and of Shovel Point at Tettegouche State Park in the distance.

Bystanders attempted to perform first aid after rapelling down the cliff.  She was then transported by Life Link to a hospital but she did not survive. It’s not the first fatality at Palisade Head. The last one occurred in 2010 when a woman from Hermantown, MN slipped off of the cliff and died.

Standing a few feet from the edge of the cliff you get a great view and it’s a lot safer than standing a few inches from the edge for the same view. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of the 14-year old whose life ended way too soon.


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