Man rescued after fall down Mississippi River embankment in Minneapolis

February 18, 2019 11:37 AM

Authorities were at the scene of a rescue in Minneapolis Monday morning.

The Hennepin County Sheriff's Office reported a man fell down an embankment near West River Parkway and Franklin Avenue.


Because the individual wasn't in the Mississippi River, the sheriff's office was not involved. However, medics and the Minneapolis Fire Department responded to the scene.

"This is really challenging on the river bluff," Deputy Chief Kathleen Muller, with the Minneapolis Fire Department, said. "We are typically going over sharp edges with the rocks, crews have difficulty protecting their ropes."

However, Muller said rescue crews "do a lot of training on these types of rescues so as difficult as it is, the team is well practiced."

Authorities were able to maintain communication with the man. They added a medic assisted him. He was successfully rescued and was taken to HCMC for treatment.

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Rebecca Omastiak

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