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Police Respond to Car Sinking in River

Updated: 04/27/2014 6:18 PM
Created: 04/27/2014 2:20 PM KAALtv.com

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities say treacherous currents are hampering the search for a car that went into the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis.

Major Darrell Huggett of the Hennepin County Sheriff's Office says a jogger reported a car in the river around 9 a.m. Sunday. A Minneapolis police officer saw it sink. But he says authorities still didn't know by mid-afternoon if anybody was inside.

Huggett told reporters a buoy was placed in the approximate place where the car went under, and investigators were using a boat towing a side-scanning sonar device to try to find the car. He says they opted not to send down divers until they find it because of the dangerous currents.

The location is downstream from the 10th Avenue Bridge, near the University of Minnesota campus.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Authorities are on the scene along the Mississippi River in downtown Minneapolis to investigate a report of a car that went into the river.

Police got a report just before 9 a.m. Sunday of a car sinking in the river. It happened under a pedestrian bridge just downstream from the 10th Avenue Bridge. It wasn't immediately clear if anybody was inside.

The Hennepin County Water Patrol and emergency responders from other agencies are on the scene on both sides of the river.

The river is high and flowing swiftly in the area near the University of Minnesota campus.

(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Authorities respond to calls of a car sinking in the Mississippi River.
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