Sections

Weather Forecast

Close
Advertisement
A Minnesota State Trooper tied himself to an inflatable raft and waded through flood waters that were over his head at points to rescue an 86-year-old farmer who had become stranded after driving his tractor into this flooded field on Thursday.

Trooper rescues flood-stranded farmer in west-central Minnesota

Email News Alerts

MADISON, Minn. -- An 86-year-old farmer who drove his tractor into a flooded field in Lac qui Parle County was rescued on Thursday by a Minnesota State Patrol trooper with help from a sheriff's deputy and others.

Advertisement

First-year Trooper Kristopher Paluch tied himself to an inflatable raft with a rope and waded into the water to reach the farmer. The water was over the trooper's head at points, according to the State Patrol.

Are you a newspaper subscriber but you don't have a Digital Access account yet? https://secure.forumcomm.com/?publisher_ID=40&event=subscriber/lookup.

You will need your subscription account number and phone number. Not sure if you have an account? Email us at subscriberservices@forumcomm.com and we can help you.

Advertisement
Advertisement