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Published April 10, 2011, 12:54 PM

Winona firefighters rescue man from Mississippi

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Winona firefighters had to rescue a man from the flooded Mississippi River.

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Winona firefighters had to rescue a man from the flooded Mississippi River.

The Winona Daily News reports the man had to be rescued Friday afternoon after he hopped from a capsizing boat onto a tree standing in the rushing current.

Capt. Kim Bartelson tells the Winona Daily News that the man's motor got hooked on a cable and the man jumped to the tree. The boat went under.

Bartelson says the man was wearing a life jacket and was uninjured.

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