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Man Rescued After Canoe Capsizes On Sauk River

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Authorities are reminding residents that the water on many rivers and streams is unusually high after a man needed to be rescued Thursday when a canoe capsized on the Sauk River.

The Stearns County Sheriff’s Office said the canoe capsized at around 7:30 p.m. near the Heim’s Mill canoe access in LeSauk Township.

The canoe capsized before reaching the access, and all three of its occupants were thrown into the swift-moving water.

Two of those people were able to swim to shore. But 28-year-old Scott Nordmann of St. Cloud needed to be rescued after he swam to an island and clung to branches, the sheriff’s office said.

A Gold Cross ambulance treated all three canoers at the scene.

The Sartell/LeSauk Fire Department assisted in the rescue.

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