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Man on sinking boat resists rescue

A Croatian man cruising solo aboard a canal boat on Russia's flooded Sava River dropped anchor in hopes of waiting out the torrent.

When the rushing water began quickly filling his boat, a rescuer winched down from a helicopter offered the 56-year-old his best chance for survival.

Trouble is, he didn't want assistance.

Click here for the full report with dramatic video of the rescue attempt.