A rural Decorah man who jumped into the Upper Iowa River to help rescue a woman had to be rescued himself. 19-year-old Brent Hovden was with a group of people at the Upper Iowa Dame four miles northeast of Decorah Wednesday night when an unidentified woman fell in. Hovden and another man jumped in to help the woman, and all three were swept over the dam. The woman and other man were able to swim to shore, but Hovden had to hang onto a concrete section of the old dam for about two hours before rescue workers were able to pull him to shore using ropes.
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