Search Continues for Car in Mississippi River in Minneapolis

Updated: 04/28/2014 9:28 AM
Created: 04/28/2014 5:11 AM
By: Megan Stewart

The recovery mission for a car that went into the Mississippi River near the 10th Avenue Bridge in Minneapolis over the weekend has resumed Monday.

Police were alerted to the situation when a jogger called 911 after seeing a vehicle travel down a steep bank and then sink into the river around 9 a.m. Sunday.

The wind, rain and a strong current made it hard for crews searching the river Sunday and the search was called off in the evening. The river is running five times faster than normal. Authorities were also unable to use the Minnesota State Patrol helicopter to assist in the rescue.

It is unknown if anyone is in the vehicle, according to the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office. Detectives are going through missing person and stolen vehicle reports. They're also checking surveillance video from cameras around the river bank to see what they reveal.

Photo: KSTP/Chris Knoll
Photo: KSTP/Kate Renner

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