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Crookston Times - Crookston, MN
  • Boy trying to retrieve football rescued from creek

  • He was able to grab log.
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  • 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.

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