Florida man stranded on lake fountain after stolen swan boat drifts away

Firefighters rescued a Florida man early Friday who was stranded on Lake Eola’s  iconic Linton E. Allen Memorial Fountain after the swan-shaped paddle boat he allegedly stole drifted away, the Orlando Police Department said.

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Police said they were dispatched to an unknown trouble call shortly after 3:45 a.m. when a person at the Post Parkside apartments reported that a man who was standing on the fountain was shouting for help.

Firefighters donned dry suits and used a different city-owned boat to rescue the stranded man from downtown Orlando’s centerpiece, investigators said.

Police said the man, whose identity hasn't been released, was taken to a hospital for an unknown reason.

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