Minneapolis woman stranded on cement block in Lake Superior

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Authorities in Duluth, Minnesota rescued a Minneapolis woman who had become stranded on a cement block on Lake Superior while trying to dock her sailboat Wednesday. 

At 3:34 p.m., the St. Louis County Sheriff’s Office, along U.S. Coast Guard and several other agencies, responded to a report of a woman in distress near the Superior Entry in the Superior Bay. 

The sheriff’s office said the 55-year-old woman’s sailboat had drifted into Lake Superior while she was attempting to dock it, leaving her stranded. The Duluth Fire Department located her. 

The woman was taken to a hospital in Duluth with non-life threatening injuries.