Teen rescued from fast-moving river Sunday
A 23-year-old Minneapolis man and a 16-year-old Newport youth were
rescued from the fast-moving Vermillion River Sunday afternoon.
Hastings Police, Fire and Ambulance Service, Dakota County deputies
and a Minnesota State Patrol trooper responded to the area of the
river near the 18th Street bridge at about 2:30 p.m.
The two came to Hastings to swim in the river, but apparently did not
realize how high or swift the river was.
Hastings Police Officer David Bauer entered the river and, working
with firefighters and officers on the riverbank, guided the two to
safety on the river's edge.
Hastings Fire Department rescue personnel used a special harness to
help the two from the river.