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Firefighters go for a dip

A Woodbury firefighter awaits rescue from his counterpart during a training drill last week on Battle Creek Lake. Bulletin photo by Mike Longaecker1 / 2
Firefighters from Woodbury simulated an ice rescue last week at Battle Creek Lake.2 / 2

Woodbury firefighters took advantage of unseasonably cool temperatures March 26 during an evening ice rescue drill at Battle Creek Lake.

Firefighters wearing thermal neoprene suits plunged into the frigid waters at an open spot on the lake, while their counterparts practiced life-saving rescue techniques.

Mike Longaecker

Mike Longaecker is the regional public safety reporter for RiverTown Multimedia. His coverage area spans St. Croix and Pierce counties. Longaecker served from 2011-2015 as editor of the Woodbury Bulletin. A University of Wisconsin-River Falls graduate, Longaecker previously reported for the Red Wing Republican Eagle and for the Forum Communications Minnesota Capitol Bureau. You can follow him on Twitter at @Longaecker

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