Intoxicated Man Refuses To Be Rescued From Wis. River

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FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Emergency workers from four agencies spent more than an hour early trying to pull from the Fond du Lac River an intoxicated man who didn’t want to be rescued.

Police Lt. Jason Laridaen tells The Reporter of Fond du Lac the 34-year-old North Fond du Lac man is expected to face criminal charges.

Police say that about 1 a.m. a Fond du Lac police officer passed the man, who got off his bicycle and ran along the river before diving in. Temperatures outside were in the 40s.

The police report says the man swam across the river, but refused to get out or grab a life ring or get in a boat from sheriff’s department. Eventually, officers hooked the man’s clothing and hauled him to shore.

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