Stunt Snowmobiler Levi LaVallee Rescued From Lake Superior
The Duluth fire department must have this down by now. After rescuing the ice fishermen from the ice, now it's Levi LaVallee.
According to the Pioneer Press, stunt snowmobiler Levi LaVallee was filming and doing stunts off the end of Rice’s Point inside the Duluth Harbor when he went under. The Duluth Fire Department was on hand to provide support in case of emergency, and the next thing they knew they were in after him.
The Pioneer Press is reporting that because they were there, the Marine 3 Unit was able to act fast and get him out in under a minute. The filming team is going to take a break for now and said they would let everyone know when they will start back up.
LaVallee is well known for his video showing him jumping and riding around St. Paul Minnesota. According to the Star Tribune, LaVallee got his start in Snocross in Duluth at Spirit Mountain and the Winter X Games. So he is really familiar with the Duluth/Superior area.
Throughout the filming, the crew has maintained that the audience stays away from production areas for COVID and safety reasons. During the filming, the production crew has said to the residents of Duluth that there will be road closures so that he can perform for the cameras.
After the St. Paul production went so well, Lavallee and the production team reached out to Mayor Larson for help. Mayor Larson was excited about the project and gave the green light to get it started. She said it is something that will help Duluth and people aren't going to be terribly inconvenienced.
LaVallee told the Pioneer Press that he was pumped to show off more of his home state, and after spending time up here racing and visiting he already knew where he wanted to do his stunts.
The Star Tribune says the video is expected to be released in mid-March.