With skater's life at stake, Duluth arena workers came to rescue
Thomas Lund and Aaron Hinnenkamp aren't just your ordinary Zamboni drivers. Quick action by the two Amsoil Arena ice maintenance workers might have helped save a life last week.
Rich Mertz was taking his first skate of the year Oct. 6 with a group of friends who play pick-up hockey every Thursday at the arena when, about four minutes before their time was up, the 33-year-old got tangled up with a friend in what he calls "a total freak accident."
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