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Josie Green, 18, a freshman at Minnesota State University Moorhead, has been called a heroine by Moorhead law enforcement officers after she rescued a 25-year-old man from the Red River on Friday afternoon. David Samson / The Forum

'Incredible courage': 18-year-old heroine rescues man from Red River

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An 18-year-old college student with average swimming skills and no water-rescue training jumped into the cold Red River on Friday afternoon to try to save a man from drowning.


Josie Green, a Minnesota State University Moorhead freshman in graphic communications, remained modest about her efforts Friday evening, even as Moorhead law enforcement officers called her "courageous" and "heroic."

"You just do what you have to do," Green said from her Nelson Hall dorm room.

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