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Genoa man falls 30 feet off rock ledge

Kaitlyn Riley

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A Genoa man is seriously hurt after falling 30 feet off a rock ledge while going for a walk Saturday afternoon.

The Vernon County Dispatch Center received a call around 3:14 p.m. saying William Pedretti of rural Genoa fell. The 59-year-old was given medical treatment at the scene of the accident by Genoa/Harmony First Responders and was later transported by UTV to a landing zone by the Genoa/Harmony Fire Department.

William was stabilized by Tri-State Ambulance Service and flown to the hospital by Gundersen Air.

Kaitlyn Riley’s passion for communications started on her family’s dairy farm in Gays Mills, Wis. Wanting to share agriculture’s story, she studied strategic communications and broadcast journalism at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. In college, she held officer positions with the Association of Women in Agriculture and Badger Dairy Club while volunteering as a news reporter for the college radio station. She also founded the university’s first agricultural radio talk show, AgChat. In her professional career, Kaitlyn has worked in radio, print and television news doing everything from covering local events to interviewing presidential candidates, and putting back on her barn boots to chat with farmers in the field. Today, Kaitlyn can be seen covering local stories that matter to you in the La Crosse area.

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