Man fleeing Hudson police rescued from riverAlong with the excitement of Booster Days and fireworks, Lakefront Park was the scene of a water rescue around 6:30 Sunday night.
By: Meg Heaton, Hudson Star-Observer
Along with the excitement of Booster Days and fireworks, Lakefront Park was the scene of a water rescue around 6:30 Sunday night.
A 27-year-old Cottage Grove, Minn., man was taken to Regions Hospital in St. Paul after being pulled from the St. Croix River just under the dike road foot bridge. The man jumped into the water from the bridge and came up floundering according to Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen.
The incident began when HPD Officer Tracy Hall, who was on a break from patrol in the park, was approached and told there was a man who appeared to be passed out at the beach.
Hall found David Delmore on the sand and attempted to rouse him to check on his welfare. When he awoke, Jensen said he became alarmed and bolted, running across the park to the dike road which was closed for the fireworks scheduled for later that night. It was there he ran into more police officers and apparently jumped from the bridge to avoid them.
Jensen said the HPD water rescue boat was already on the scene along with a boat from the sheriff’s department and the DNR. When the man surfaced, he appeared to be in distress and authorities pulled him from the water. Paramedics on the scene said it appeared that Delmore had swallowed a considerable amount of water and that he should be transported to the hospital for treatment.
Jensen said there were no outstanding warrants on Delmore and it is unclear why he fled.