At about 7:46 p.m. Wednesday, July 7, the Stearns County Communications Center received a report of a medical emergency at the address of 25386 Hilltop Road in Munson Township.
When officers arrived on scene, they found the victim, Neal Schmitt, 31 of Richmond, had sustained extensive injuries to his hand. It was reported that a firework had exploded in his hand.
Schmitt was transported to North Memorial Hospital by North Air for treatment of his injuries.
The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene, as well as, Mayo Ambulance, the Chain of Lakes Fire Department, and the Cold Spring-Richmond Police Department.