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Water rescue off Park Point

Water rescue off Park Point

Darren Danielson
Updated: March 28, 2020 03:32 PM

Two men were rescued from Lake Superior Friday night after their canoe capsized, according to the St. Louis County Sheriff's office. 

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Authorities say witnesses reported a canoe had overturned and people were in the water. They say one adult male self-rescued by grabbing his personal flotation device and swimming toward shore and was assisted by a St. Louis County rescue squad member.

They say a passing fishing boat witnessed the other adult male in distress in the water and they were able to pull the second man into their boat to safety.

The Sheriff's department says the two were treated by Mayo ambulance and Duluth Fire and were then transported to Essentia Health in Duluth with non-life threatening injuries.

Authorities say personal flotation devices were on board, but not worn by the victims and that alcohol and lake conditions are believed to be a factor.

The St. Louis County rescue squad, Duluth Police, Duluth Fire, Mayo ambulance, the Coast Guard and St. Louis County Sheriff's department all assisted in the rescue.  

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Darren Danielson

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