He was able to grab log.
A boy clinging to a log in Minneapolis creek and headed for the dangerous Mississippi River was pulled to safety.
Authorities say the 12-year-old boy was trying to retrieve his football from Minnehaha Creek Thursday afternoon when he fell in. The boy was able to grab a log as he was being swept down the creek toward the Mississippi.
Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board spokeswoman Dawn Sommers tells the Star Tribune (http://bit.ly/167BH6J ) a park patrol officer walked out on the log which was extended over the creek and a paramedic went into the water to bring the boy to safety.