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March 21, 2011
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March 21, 2011

For The Record

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Rescued

From a floating restaurant cast adrift, Sunday Night Football commentator Cris Collinsworth, who was retrieved along with 82 other patrons last Thursday after Jeff Ruby's Waterfront, a popular Covington, Ky., eatery, came loose from its moorings. Firefighters rigged a gangplank of ladders and ropes to get the patrons after the swollen Ohio River caused the restaurant to break free and drift some 100 yards downstream before coming to rest near a bridge. The restaurant, in which Collinsworth was an investor and at which he has a $40 steak sandwich named after him, is located on the Kentucky side of the Ohio River, opposite Cincinnati. The former Bengals receiver and his dinner companion, Jack Cassidy, president and CEO of Cincinnati Bell, assisted with the rescue by helping firefighters load ladders and by catching bags of ropes. "In wide receiver fashion," Cassidy told The Cincinnati Enquirer, "Cris caught [them] without fumbling."

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