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Sauk Rapids Man Rescued From River

A 62-year old man from Sauk Rapids was pulled from the Mississippi River after falling through thin ice while ice skating, reported the Pioneer Press.

James Christensen was in the water for over an hour, according to the Benton County Sheriff's Office. Rescuers pulled Chirstensen out of the river just north of St. Cloud.

A resident near the river reported hearing cries of help and called authorities to investigate.

Rescuers used a rope to pull Christensen in after he floated over 100 feet from shore.

Christensen is at St. Cloud Hospital and is listed in good condition, reported the Star Tribune.