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Man freed from river mud

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A 300-pound man was freed from the mud along the Rio Grande this morning and taken to the hospital. But officials don’t yet know how or why he became stuck.

Melissa Romero, public information officer for the Albuquerque Fire Department, told the Journal that Albuquerque Open Space officers called the fire department about 8 a.m.about a man “stuck in the river” near St. Joseph and Coors NW.

AFD responded and the man was freed a short time later.

Romero said the man was then  “assisted” in getting from the river area to the ambulance and was transported to a local hospital. He apparently was not injured, Romero said, but will be evaluated.

There was not information available on events that led up to the call.

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