Correction: Rock River Rescue story

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Posted: May 07, 2015 5:00 PM
Correction: Rock River Rescue story

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — In a story May 5 about the rescue of a man from a river in Illinois, The Associated Press misspelled the name of the person who made the rescue. His name is Jeff Hermansen, not Jeff Hermanson.

A corrected version of the story is below:

UPS driver saves man who jumped into river in Illinois

UPS driver praised for after jumping into river to save man who jumped from Illinois bridge

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — Authorities are praising the heroism of a UPS driver who risked his life to rescue a man who jumped into a river in Illinois.

When 40-year-old Jeff Hermansen, of Rockford, saw the man in the Rock River Tuesday, he parked his truck along a riverbank and jumped in. He swam about 15 yards to the man, then pulled him to shore.

The Rockford Register Star reports (http://bit.ly/1FNHe5d ) the man who jumped was taken to a hospital for a physical and mental evaluation.

Police and firefighters at the scene said the Rock River can be treacherous because of the fast current and cold water at this time of year.

Hermansen declined medical treatment and returned to work. He had dry clothes brought to him on his route.