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updated 1:45 PM UTC, Feb 11, 2016

Boy in Coma After River Rescue

  • Written by Brian B
  • Published in News


A young boy was said to be put into a medically-induced coma, after he was rescued from a submerged van that was pushed from a boat-landing into the Chippewa River.

The incident happened late Saturday at the Lake Hallie Sportsmen’s Club. A report said an uncle pulled the child’s young sister out of the van, which was being used to reconnect a boat after a day of fishing. The girl was rescued before the boat submerged and was pushed about 75-feet into a strong current on the river. Sportsmen’s Club bartender Jesse Morley heard screams, called 9-1-1, then went outside to help. Branden Linhart of Chippewa Falls said he heard somebody yell that a man’s son was trapped in the vehicle. He, Morley, and an unidentified third man swam out – one of them used a rock to break a rear window – and they then pulled Logan to the shore. Lake Hallie Police continue to investigate.


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