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Man Presumed Drowned in Mississippi River

Updated: 07/02/2014 7:34 AM
Created: 07/01/2014 12:45 PM KSTP.com
By: Jennie Olson

Emergency responders are resuming the search for a possible person in the Mississippi River.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office confirms to KSTP that a witness saw a person in the water near the Hennepin Avenue Bridge around 10:50 a.m. Tuesday and called 911. The Hennepin County Water Patrol, Minneapolis Fire Department, and Minneapolis Police Department all responded to the scene.

According to the sheriff’s office, responders saw a man and tried to get a rope to him, but he went underwater.

He has yet to be located and is believed to have drowned, according to a statement from the sheriff's office.

No other information has been released at this time.

Emergency responders are searching the Mississippi River in Minneapolis for a possible person in the water Tuesday afternoon.
Emergency responders stand along the bank of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis as they search for a person reportedly in the water Tuesday.
Emergency vehicles line the Hennepin Avenue bridge.

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