Snowmobile stuntman rescued from harbor

The snowmobiler went into the water near Rice's Point in Duluth. The snowmobiler went into the water near Rice's Point in Duluth.  |  Photo: Ben Harper/WDIO

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Updated: March 01, 2021 08:42 PM
Created: March 01, 2021 08:35 PM

The City of Duluth says snowmobiler Levi LaVallee went into the Duluth Harbor while performing for a video on Monday afternoon.

The incident happened around 4:30 on Rice's Point. The Duluth Fire Department was there as a precautionary measure and reportedly got Lavallee out of the water in under a minute using Marine 3, a rapid response vessel. 

It came as fire crews were wrapping up their response to a fire aboard a decommissioned ship nearby, but the two incidents were not related.

"We can confirm that Levi LaValle was swiftly and safely retrieved from the water today during a filming project," a city spokesperson said. "The film team will communicate if there are any changes to the project moving forward."

LaVallee has been performing a number of stunts at well-known locations around Duluth over the past several days for a video that is expected to be posted online in mid-March.

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