3 young men rescued from ice chunk on the Mississippi River in Brainerd

  • Article by: Associated Press
  • Updated: April 3, 2014 - 9:36 AM

BRAINERD, Minn. — Firefighters scaled a steep embankment in Brainerd to rescue three young men from a floating chunk of ice on the Mississippi River.

Fire Chief Kevin Stunek tells the Brainerd Dispatch (http://bit.ly/1hkkeJy ) the men, in their late teens or early 20s, were walking on the river's edge late Wednesday afternoon when a piece of ice broke free from shore and carried them out on the Mississippi.

About a dozen firefighters responded to the scene and accessed the river from a steep embankment, carrying their gear and an inflatable rescue boat.

The men were not injured.

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