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Viking to the rescue: Former Hawkeye Chad Greenway rescues boaters

Chad Greenway rescues boaters tossed overboard. Chad Greenway rescues boaters tossed overboard.
LAKE MINNETONKA, Minn. -- Minnesota Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway helped rescue two people on Lake Minnetonka on Monday afternoon.

The couple was stuck near the spillway at Gray's Bay Dam.

"We were looking at all the beautiful houses and all of the sudden the steering wheel wouldn't turn and we were going in circles," says Crystal Alexis.

Crystal and her husband Edward had just purchased their boat the day before. The maiden voyage was a memorable one for sure.

"It just got scary close to the rocks," she says.

The Alexis' were waiting for the water patrol to come and trying to keep the boat from slamming into the rocks, or getting sucked over the spillway. That's when Greenway jumped into action.

Greenway was also a linebacker for the University of Iowa in 2002-2005. He's from Mt. Vernon, South Dakota.
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