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Grady Radabaugh rescued from flood waters in Martell by airboat

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TOWN OF MARTELL--The flood waters didn't exactly announce their presence with a ringing alarm.

"I have to hand it to my wife because I would have slept right through it," Grady Radabaugh said.


At 4:15 a.m., Radabaugh's wife woke him to the fact their house on 535th Street in Martell was surrounded by waters from the overflowing Rush River brought on by the intense rainfall Tuesday evening into Wednesday morning.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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