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Man presumed drowned in Mississippi River

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Jul 2, 2014 at 5:46 am

MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (KNSI) Authorities are searching for a man believed to have drowned in the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.

The Hennepin County sheriff's office says witnesses reported seeing a man in the river just after 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, just upstream from the Hennepin Avenue Bridge.

First responders tried to throw him a rope with a flotation device attached, but he was last seen going under water.

The sheriff's office says in a statement that he's believed to have drowned. The Water Patrol used boats to search the flood-swollen river. The Minneapolis police and fire departments and a State Patrol helicopter also joined in the search.

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