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Green Bay Metro Fire crews intercept runaway boat dock

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Posted at 8:25 AM, Jul 25, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-25 09:25:01-04

Rising floodwaters force a large boat dock to break free, floating down the river.

It happened just after 7:00 pm on Wednesday just north of Mason Street.

According to Green Bay Metro Fire Department, high winds caused a sudden rise in water levels on the Fox River.

The swift water current pulled the dock north. The dock struck both the Walnut Street and Main Street bridges and was headed for a moored tall ship.

Fire Department officials launched their boat to intercept the dock. The U.S. Coast Guard was also notified and sent their vessel to assist the fire department.

The two vessels were able to intercept the dock and steer it away from the tall ship and out into the river.

Crews secured the dock to a sea wall on the Fox River just north of the East River.

The Batallion Chief's Office says neither of the bridges was damaged in the incident and no one was hurt.