Angler rescues distressed swimmer in Lake Mendota

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MADISON, Wis. (AP) -- A fisherman is credited with rescuing an intoxicated man trying to swim across Lake Mendota.

University of Wisconsin-Madison police say firefighters, paramedics and divers responded to the lake near Porter boathouse about 7 p.m. Monday on a report of a man in the water calling for help.

A fisherman heard the man's cries for help, pulled him into his boat and brought him to shore. The State Journal says paramedics checked the man for injuries and police took him to a detox center.



 
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