INTERVIEW: Snowmobiler Rescued Near Rum River Dam

Updated: 02/27/2013 8:02 PM By: Jennie Olson

A 21-year-old Anoka man went over a dam on the Rum River while snowmobiling Tuesday and spent about 24 minutes in the icy water before rescuers were able to pull him out.

Jeff Hayes underwent surgery for a broken back Wednesday and is expected to make a complete recovery, doctors say.

KSTP Reporter Joe Mazan talked to Hayes about his injury and the rescue. Watch the extended interview here.