911 Transcripts Released from Fatal Lilydale Landslide

Updated: 06/14/2013 7:32 AM KSTP.com By: Leslie Dyste



A 911 caller described the landslide that killed two fourth-graders in St. Paul as an “avalanche of sand.”

Transcripts from two calls were released Wednesday from the May 22 incident.

Click here to read the first call's transcript.

Click here to read the second call's transcript.

Fourth graders from St. Louis Park were fossil-hunting at Lilydale National Park when the hillside gave way. Mohamed Fofana and Haysem Sani were killed, and two other students were injured.

One of the callers said, “We heard a loud noise. I was at the top of the hill but I’m afraid that if something came down…the noise of the cliff…I can’t, I can’t even tell you what I’m thinking is happening.”

The city closed the fossil area of Lilydale Park until further notice.