LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — A Minnesota man was rescued from the Mississippi River in La Crosse.

Police say the 39-year-old Rushford, Minn., man had been drinking before he was found in the river in front of the Marriott Courtyard Saturday night.

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A private boater helped police rescue the man. The La Crosse Tribune says police did not immediately release the man’s blood alcohol content.

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At least nine intoxicated men have drowned in the Mississippi and La Crosse area rivers since 1997.

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