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Rescuing A 500-Pound Man In A Tube

by | 17th, July 2007

If you weighed 500lbs would you go rafting in a tube?

(WCCO) Grantsburg, Wis. Crews worked overnight and into the morning attempting to rescue a man from the St. Croix River at Fox Landing, near Grantsburg, Wis.

At about 8:15 p.m. Monday, authorities received a call of someone with a medical condition needing assistance.

According to the Pine County Sheriff’s Office, a group had gone tubing on the river when the tube of a man weighing at least 500 pounds went flat about two miles south of Fox Landing.

After attempted to get out of the water and walk back, the man began having chest pains.

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