Boy Trying To Retrieve Football Rescued From Creek

Posted at: 07/26/2013 7:58 AM

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - A boy clinging to a log in Minneapolis creek and headed for the dangerous Mississippi River has been 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 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.
Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

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