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US Coast Guard rescues swimmer in Duluth

A swimmer was pushed out into the bay by the current.

The U.S. Coast Guard was called into action early Saturday morning on a report of a man yelling "help" in the St. Louis River. 

The incident happened at 7 a.m. in the river near the Pier B Resort, where the St. Louis River meets the Duluth Harbor Bay. 

The St. Louis County Sheriff's Office says a 26-year-old man from Duluth was about a quarter mile from shore when the Coast Guard saved him. The man was attempting to swim across the canal to the west side of the Duluth Aerial Lift Bridge when the current pushed him too far into the bay. 

Fortunately, he walked away without injuries.

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