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(Minn Post)   If you're a woman in Minnesota with MS, poor swimming skills, and a broken ankle you can still save a drowning man in the Mississippi River   (minnpost.com) divider line 14
    More: Hero, St. Cloud, Mississippi River, Minnesota, Mississippi, multiple sclerosis, Connie Burczyk, community engagement, FFA  
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2012-11-01 11:00:08 AM
FTA: "When authorities arrived, the man wasn't in danger of drowning but could have faced a serious risk of hypothermia."

Was his name Little John?
 
2012-11-01 11:00:26 AM
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Proud.
 
2012-11-01 11:09:06 AM
Wow. A woman, eh?
 
2012-11-01 11:23:15 AM
As most people know, this is the state where all the women are strong and the men are good-looking. I won't go so far as to confirm that the children are above average.
 
gja [TotalFark]
2012-11-01 12:17:02 PM
Hero tag, indeed.

/backbone, she's got one
 
2012-11-01 12:34:06 PM
"Burczyk - who Maloney said has multiple sclerosis, a fractured ankle and barely knows how to swim - entered the water and pulled the man to shore while Maloney called police.

Defiantly the HERO tag for the woman, but why didn't her friend, who didn't have MS and a fractured ankle, go in instead?
 
2012-11-01 01:01:40 PM
Bigger balls than Obama will ever know exists

God bless you Connie

/violated god knows how many federal and state regulations doing an unauthorized rescue, which is the real heroism
 
2012-11-01 01:13:59 PM

Clemkadidlefark: Bigger balls than Obama will ever know exists

God bless you Connie

/violated god knows how many federal and state regulations doing an unauthorized rescue, which is the real heroism


Eat a d*ck, Freeper. There are no laws against helping someone in danger of drowning.
 
2012-11-01 02:08:10 PM
As a St. Louisan who's never been up to Minnesota, what is the missippi river like up near the headwaters? It's almost a mile wide down here and 30+ feet deep, so swimming in it is somewhat suicidal.
 
2012-11-01 02:28:15 PM

queezyweezel: As a St. Louisan who's never been up to Minnesota, what is the mississippi river like up near the headwaters? It's almost a mile wide down here and 30+ feet deep, so swimming in it is somewhat suicidal.


Where this happened, it's definitely not as wide or deep but no less dangerous. Although the headwaters are in a state park and you can walk threw it.
 
2012-11-01 02:56:37 PM

SocraticIrony: queezyweezel: As a St. Louisan who's never been up to Minnesota, what is the mississippi river like up near the headwaters? It's almost a mile wide down here and 30+ feet deep, so swimming in it is somewhat suicidal.

Where this happened, it's definitely not as wide or deep but no less dangerous. Although the headwaters are in a state park and you can walk threw it.


dammit, I was looking right at it as I typed, and STILL spelled it wrong.
 
2012-11-01 03:04:45 PM
In St Cloud the Mississippi is about 150-200 yards wide north of the dam, and about 30-40 deep. Downriver from the dam its 5-20 feet deep and 100 yards wide until you get to the Coon Rapids dam about 60 miles down river. It becomes Navigable in Minneapolis with minimum depths of 9 feet for barges, but in St Paul it starts moving very fast.

/Went to college at St Cloud State
//Walked across the river in the winter
///Floated on a tube from Little Falls to St Cloud
////Canoed from St Cloud to Coon Rapids
 
2012-11-01 03:05:32 PM

ShereKhan: In St Cloud the Mississippi is about 150-200 yards wide north of the dam, and about 30-40 deep. Downriver from the dam its 5-20 feet deep and 100 yards wide until you get to the Coon Rapids dam about 60 miles down river. It becomes Navigable in Minneapolis with minimum depths of 9 feet for barges, but in St Paul it starts moving very fast.

/Went to college at St Cloud State
//Walked across the river in the winter
///Floated on a tube from Little Falls to St Cloud
////Canoed from St Cloud to Coon Rapids


That sounds like a whole lot of "not fun" to swim in. MS or not.
 
2012-11-01 09:28:57 PM
Proof that a chick with MS can still kick serious ass. Love it.
 
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