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2 Rescued from Mississippi River in Minneapolis After Boat Flipped

Updated: 04/11/2014 6:41 PM
Created: 04/11/2014 2:00 PM KSTP.com
By: Megan Stewart

Firefighters pulled a man and a woman from the Mississippi River in Minneapolis on Friday after the pair floated under the Camden Avenue Bridge hanging onto a boat.

According to Minneapolis police, the pair had been boating when their powerboat capsized. They were clinging to the boat for a while, but it sunk.

The firefighters swam out to the two, who were not wearing life jackets, and pulled them ashore around 2 p.m.

The man and woman were taken to a hospital for hypothermia, police said. They are thought to be in their mid-30s.

The bridge connects 37th Avenue Northeast in north-central Minneapolis to 42nd Avenue North in northwest Minneapolis.

Police said its early for boaters to be out on the water.

Photo: KSTP/Todd Raaen

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