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Rescuers pull man from river
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

HASTINGS, Minn. -- A man was pulled from a river in Hastings on Wednesday, preventing him from going over a dangerous waterfall.

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About 4:15 p.m., a caller reported seeing a man in the water just above the falls of the Vermillion River. Hastings Fire and Rescue crews were dispatched.

It appeared the man had waded into the river and was considering going over the falls.

Eventually, a rescuer made his way to the man and grabbed hold of him to prevent him from going down the falls. Even then, the man resisted the efforts of rescue personnel.

Sharon Huppert was at the falls with her husband and saw the man in the water and called 911.

"We're just glad we saw him," Huppert said.

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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