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Man rescued after losing balance, falling into Milwaukee River

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MILWAUKEE, WIS. — First responders rescued a man who fell into the Milwaukee River early Sunday morning.

According to Milwaukee police, a 49-year-old man lost his balance when he was walking along the river and fell in just after 12:45 a.m. Sunday.

Officers found the man near the east side of the river and quickly tossed him a floating life tube until rescue divers arrived.

Divers from the Milwaukee Fire Department jumped into the water and used a ladder to pull him out within minutes.

The man was taken to the hospital to be treated for hypothermia.

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