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Winona Firefighters Rescue Man From Mississippi

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The Mississippi River floods in Hastings, Minn. in 2010. (credit: Kurt Czech)

The Mississippi River floods in Hastings, Minn. in 2010. (credit: Kurt Czech)

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WINONA, Minn. (AP) – Winona firefighters had to rescue a man from the flooded Mississippi River.

The Winona Daily News reports the man had to be rescued Friday afternoon after he hopped from a capsizing boat onto a tree standing in the rushing current.

Capt. Kim Bartelson tells the Winona Daily News that the man’s motor got hooked on a cable and the man jumped to the tree. The boat went under.

Bartelson says the man was wearing a life jacket and was uninjured.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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