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Mark and Rachael Mann are adjusting to life after Mark lost both his legs in an accident on Father's Day. Staff photo by Riham Feshir

Woodbury native perseveres after traumatic accident

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Mark Mann is used to being on the water, whether on a Jet Ski, boat or just hanging out at the lake.

An otherwise enjoyable Father's Day weekend this year at his parents' cabin on Balsam Lake, Wis., turned into tragedy when the New Life Academy graduate was severely injured in an accident that took both his legs.


Four weeks have gone by and the 26-year-old is using the incident to inspire others, keep a positive attitude and embrace the fact that he survived.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir is a reporter and photographer for the Woodbury Bulletin. Her coverage includes Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news.  Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.