If you're going to get stuck in the biggest river in the U.S. then there are few people who could be more useful than a college rowing team. Cue the Minnesota Golden Gophers who were fortuitously stationed in the midst of the Mississippi River because their original rowing site was ruined by "fast tides."
That relocation sent them to the Minneapolis Rowing Club (instead of the campus boathouse) where they found an injured woman stuck waist-deep in water in the middle of a group of trees (with a potentially broken leg and ribs, for good measure). Instead of booking it and leaving her for the snapping turtles, two rowers (and a set of coaches) sprang to action and saved the distressed woman.
Nicely done, Gophers.
[via Fox Sports]