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Newport youth, Minneapolis man rescued from Vermillion River

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A 23-year-old Minneapolis man and a 16-year-old Newport youth were rescued from the fast-moving Vermillion River Sunday afternoon.

Hastings Police, Fire and Ambulance Service, Dakota County deputies and a Minnesota State Patrol trooper responded to the area of the river near the 18th Street bridge at about 2:30 p.m.

The two came to Hastings to swim in the river, but apparently did not realize how high or swift the river was.

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