'Close call' on Melvin's houseboat
SPICER -- One man was overcome by carbon monoxide Tuesday while helping rescue a popular houseboat used for cruises on Green Lake.
Chris Pientka, owner of Four Seasons Lawn and Beach Service, was operating pumps used to raise the partially submerged boat. He was transported to Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar and airlifted to Hennepin County Medical Center, where he was placed in a hyperbaric chamber. Family members reported Tuesday afternoon that he was in stable condition.
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