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One rescued after boat flips near Memorial Union, authorities say

One rescued after boat flips near Memorial Union, authorities say

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A person was rescued by Hoofer boats after a vessel was flipped near the Memorial Union Thursday morning, the Madison Fire Department said. 

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The Fire Department's Lake Rescue Team responded to a person who was flipped from a boat at 10:56 a.m., spokesperson Cynthia Schuster said. Hoofer boats took the person to shore as rescuers arrived. 

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