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Bald eagle that hit boat in Menomonie set free

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PHOTO: Scott & Marilyn Kregness PHOTO: Scott & Marilyn Kregness
MENOMONIE (AP) -- A bald eagle that was injured when he flew into a shrink-wrapped boat moving on Interstate 94 in western Wisconsin has been set free.

The adult male flew into the white shrink wrap April 25 as the boat was being towed at about 70 miles an hour near Menomonie.

Scott and Marilyn Kregness, who were driving the truck, saw the bird fly past and noticed the hole in the wrap when looking in the rearview mirror but didn't realize he was inside until another driver alerted them.

The bird was taken to the Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota in St. Paul for rehabilitation, after an eye hemorrhage and internal injuries. 

Scott Kregness released him Wednesday in Menomonie and says it was a great feeling to see him fly away.

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