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River swimmer rescued after being stranded on island

WIZM staff

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Most of us wouldn’t even consider going for a swim in the Mississippi River this time of year.

Most of us.

One man, however, decided Wednesday was a fine time to take a dip.

The man jumped into the river late in the afternoon and swam to a nearby island.

By the time he got there, he was, of course, cold and tired, forcing a rescue.

The Campbell Fire department and the La Crosse Dive Team rescued the man just after 5 p.m.