Man Rescued from Lake Nokomis

[KMSP-TV Fox 9, July 26, 2010] A man was rescued from Lake Nokomis on Monday. Brett Wildly was headed fishing when authorities say a 19-year-old man was hanging out with three friends mad decided to cool off and hop in from the dock. He  jumped in but didn't come up. Friends say it felt like forever. Wildly was immediately in the water looking but didn't locate Pedro for five minutes.

Dr. Charles Lick is director of emergency services at Allina's Buffalo Hospital. He says people can survive for four to six minutes without oxygen to the brain and can get additional help from the body. "Some people have a laryngospasm where the vocal chords will shut preventing water from getting into the lungs so that may be a preventative reflex to prevent that too," said Lick.

Posted on July 27, 2010 in Buffalo HospitalKMSPTV News

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