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Toddler Rescued After Falling Into Minnehaha Creek

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – There was a dramatic rescue at Minnehaha Park on Wednesday.

A toddler strapped into a stroller slid down an embankment and fell into the Minnehaha Creek, just past Minnehaha Falls. The incident happened as the child’s mother stopped to take a photograph. That’s when the stroller apparently rolled down the hill off the embankment.

Fortunately, the toddler survived, despite the raging current due to all the heavy rainfall Minnesota has gotten recently.

Witnesses at the scene said the baby’s mother tumbled, too as she was going after her baby, a 16-month-old girl.

A Good Samaritan came to the rescue. WCCO-TV talked to him on Thursday and he didn’t want to be identified, but his family is very proud of him.

If not for the man’s actions, the woman might be mourning the loss of her child instead of counting her blessings that her daughter is still alive.

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