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Man rescued from Chena River in Fairbanks

By Associated Press 1:01 PM July 29, 2014
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) –

A man had to be rescued after being swept down the Chena River in strong currents.

The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports (http://is.gd/ZMHAGc) the unidentified man jumped into the river just before 9 p.m. Monday. Witnesses said he couldn’t swim back to shore because of the strong current.

City and university fire departments responded, and found him about 50 minutes into their search. He was found cold and wet in the brush along the north side of the river, about a half mile downstream from where he jumped into the river.

He was put in a raft, taken to the other shore and then transported to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital.

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Information from: Fairbanks (Alaska) Daily News-Miner, http://www.newsminer.com

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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