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Minn. Family Stuck In Costa Rica Arrive Home On Private Flight

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A Minnesota family stuck in Costa Rica because of a medical issue is now back home -- thanks to a WCCO-TV viewer.

Axel Lopez, 3 broke his leg while on vacation. His cast prevents him from siting-up, preventing him from taking a commercial flight.

Lopez Family Returns To Minn,

A Minnesota family stuck in Costa Rica due to their son's broken leg have just arrived in Red Wing -- and it's all thanks to the kindness of a WCCO viewer!

Posted by WCCO-TV | CBS Minnesota on Friday, July 20, 2018

The family began to raise money for an ambulance plane to take him back home. The owner of Red Wing Aeroplane saw the story and decided to help.

Axel and his family flew home Friday night, free of charge.

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