Man falls 150 feet near Mississippi River in Minneapolis

Published 7:55 pm Tuesday, February 19, 2019

MINNEAPOLIS — A man is hospitalized in Minneapolis after falling about 150 feet from a cliff near the Mississippi River.

Assistant Fire Chief Kathleen Mullen said the man was able to call 911 about 7 a.m. Monday, and authorities used cellphone pings to locate him.

A medic and a rescue technician were lowered down to the man and were able to get him onto a board so he could be lifted to safety.

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According to a press release, Mullen said the man was unable to use his legs and also had suffered injuries due to exposure to the cold. She believes he was there for at least three hours after the fall.

Mullen said authorities were unable to immediately identify the man.