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This submitted photo shows Evan Wintz and Harlan Schwerin standing on top of a sunken pickup truck. Wintz, 23, swam out to help Schwerin, 84, from the truck as it sank and waited with him until rescuers could reach the scene. Submitted photo

Quick decision to take early swim saves senior's life after Tyson Lake, Minn., mishap

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TYSON LAKE -- Evan Wintz of Clarkfield took an early season plunge into icy waters, and saved a life by doing so.

Yellow Medicine County Sheriff Bill Flaten credits Wintz, 23, with saving the life of Harlan Schwerin, 84, of Wood Lake on Tuesday afternoon.

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Tom Cherveny
Tom Cherveny is a regional and outdoor reporter with the West Central Tribune in Willmar, MN.
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