Deputy paralyzed in Mexico swimming accident

[WCCO-TV, March 18, 2015] What started as a winter vacation getaway turned into a struggle to survive for a Minnesota deputy. Last month, 39-year-old Jeff Edwards was vacationing with his girlfriend and other friends in Ixtapa, Mexico.

While swimming in the ocean, he got caught in a wave and was slammed into the ocean floor. And when Edwards hit the ocean floor, he lost feeling from his chest down. He was paralyzed.

Now he's working to walk again at Allina Health's Abbott Northwestern Hospital.

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