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Man Rescued from Thornapple River

Posted at 8:21 PM, Dec 23, 2012

ADA, Mich. — A man is recovering after being rescued from the Thornapple River Sunday afternoon.

It happened just after 12:00 p.m. near the dam on the Thornapple River in Ada Township.

The man had been kayaking when it tipped over.

FOX 17 talked to James Duvall, the Ada fire chief. He says the man called his wife while hanging onto a cement barrier and then she called 911.

By the time first responders arrived, the man had been in the water for 30 minutes.

Duvall says the man did not know how to swim and was not wearing a life preserver.

After being rescued he was treated for hypothermia at a local hospital.