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Rescue crews save man who nearly went over Vermillion River Falls

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A man apparently enduring a crisis waded into the Vermillion River in Hastings on Wednesday afternoon.

At about 4:15 p.m., a caller reported seeing a man in the water just above the falls. Crews were dispatched immediately and got to work to rescue the man. 

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It appeared as though the man was considering  going over the falls. Onlookers urged him not to. Rescue personnel from the Hastings Fire and Rescue Department were doing the same. 

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Chad Richardson
Chad Richardson is the publisher and editor at the Hastings Star Gazette. He was the general manager of the Farmington Independent and Rosemount Town Pages from 2000 to 2007. He previously worked at the Star Gazette from 1996 to 2000 as a photographer and reporter. He also worked as a photographer and writer at the Pope County Tribune in Glenwood.
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