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A Minnesota State Trooper tied himself to an inflatable raft and waded through waters that were over his head at points to rescue an 86-year-old farmer who had become stranded in a flooded field in his tractor.

Trooper rescues flood-stranded farmer in Lac qui Parle County


MADISON -- 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.

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 information from the State Patrol on the incident.

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