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Man dies when rushing water carries him into Mississippi River

Rushing rain water from a tunnel under the Marshall Avenue Bridge in St. Paul swept a man into the Mississippi River and killed him Sunday, WCCO-TV reported.

The man was exploring and taking pictures with a friend inside the tunnel before it filled with water, sending the two men down an embankment into the Mississippi River, St. Paul Fire Marshal Steve Zaccard said.

While one man died, the other was able to swim to shore. The man who died was Ian William Talty, 30, of Woodbury.

Rowers from the Minneapolis Rowing Club and the University of St. Thomas heard a cry for help, Doug Hennis of St. Thomas said.

The rowers used two aluminum boats to search for what they heard when they saw Talty floating facedown in the river. The rowers took Talty to shore but he could not be revived. He was pronounced dead at Hennepin County Medical Center.

While not identified in the story, the surviving man is 29-years-old and was a friend of Talty's KSTP-TV said.