Survivor: I lost 2 good friends in Chicago River accident - Fox 2 News Headlines

Survivor: I lost 2 good friends in Chicago River accident

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ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) - The University of Minnesota student who survived after he and two others fell into the icy Chicago River says he lost two good friends in the ordeal.

Quoc-Viet Phan Hoang was rescued from the river Monday and treated at Presence St. Joseph Hospital in Chicago. Hospital officials say he was released Wednesday.

He issued a statement through the hospital that says one of his friends died in his arms and he saw the other drift away. Hoang says he's never felt so helpless.

Hoang is a 23-year-old senior from Vadnais Heights.

Twenty-six-year-old Ken Hoang, of St. Paul, was pronounced dead after he was pulled from the river Monday.

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