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updated 1:43 PM UTC, Dec 18, 2017

Man Saved From Drowning

  • Written by Wheeler News
  • Published in News

(Mount Pleasant, WI) -- A good Samaritan has saved a 23-year-old man from drowning in a Racine County lake.

Sheriff's deputies say the man was screaming while trying to keep his head above the water, and the rescuer pulled him out and joined a Racine police officer in giving C-P-R. The incident happened late Saturday afternoon at Quarry Lake Park in Mount Pleasant. The victim, whose name was not immediately released, was in critical condition at last word at a suburban Milwaukee hospital. Officials say a four inch fishing lure was removed from one of his arms, after he apparently got caught in a fish line in the lake -- and deputies called it a "tragic swimming accident."

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