MINNEAPOLIS (KMSP) - When four members of the University of Minnesota rowing team set out to practice on the Mississippi River on Wednesday, they never expected they would be hailed as heroes for rescuing an injured woman from the water.
"It was a real shock," Assistant Coach Peter Morgan admitted. "Looked like she had been through a lot. We just wanted to get her back to the dock as quicklyas possible.
The two rowers and two coaches found the woman tangled in some tree branches along the shore about a quarter of a mile downriver from the Lake Street bridge at about 7:15 a.m. When they got closer, they saw she was injured and needed help. So, they tossed her a life jacket and maneuvered their watercraft close enough to pull her halfway out of the water as another rowing coach in a motorboat pulled up to help get her all the way out of the river.
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