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Man dies after falling into Mississippi River

Published 10:27am Monday, December 10, 2012

MINNEAPOLIS  — Hennepin County authorities have recovered the body of a homeless man who slipped and fell into the Mississippi River.

The sheriff’s office said two homeless men were camping near the river in Minneapolis on Saturday afternoon. One man waded into the water and slipped.

The other man ran for help and found a fire truck and two Minneapolis firefighters nearby. One firefighter went into the river and pulled out the victim, who was 15 feet from shore. The man was dead.