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Swimmers rescued from Vermillion River

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Five people were rescued from the Vermillion River early Wednesday afternoon.

Two groups of people had been swimming in the river about 200 yards upstream of the Ramsey Mill ruins when the current swept them away, said Fire and EMS Director Mike Schutt. There were three teens and two adults.


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Katrina Styx
Katrina Styx has been a reporter for the Hastings Star Gazette since 2010. She has a bachelor's degree in English with a minor in journalism from the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. Prior to coming to Hastings, Katrina reported for weekly newspapers in Jordan, Minn., and River Falls, Wis.
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