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Minneapolis Man Left Dead, One Other Injured after Mississippi Rescue

One Minneapolis man has died and another has been left injured after rainwater flooded the tunnel they were exploring under the Marshall Avenue bridge, carrying them into the Mississippi River, reported the Star Tribune.

Rescue crews were informed at 10:19 a.m. Sunday that two men who had been photographing and exploring a tunnel south of the Marshall Avenue bridge had been swept into the Mississippi River. The tunnel had flooded with rainwater after a thunderstorm broke out, reported the St. Paul Fire Department.

One man was able to make it to the river’s edge, while police officers and two University of St. Thomas rowing club students rescued the second man and brought him to shore.

There, paramedics administered CPR and the man was taken to the Hennepin County Medical Center in Minneapolis. He was identified as Ian William Talty, 30, from Woodbury. (Pioneer Press)

Talty died from injuries sustained in the flood.

The incident is currently being investigated.