Coon Rapids Man, 21, Missing In St. Croix River

Man Went Missing Trying To Rescue Nephew Who Fell In First

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 21-year-old Coon Rapids man is missing after he jumped into the St. Croix River in Taylors Falls trying to rescue his nephew, according to the Chisago County Sheriff’s Department.

At around 4:45 p.m. Sunday, the missing man and his 11-year-old nephew were fishing when the child slipped and fell in the river.

The uncle and another bystander jumped in to help the child. The bystander managed to get the child out of the water safely, but the uncle went missing.

The search was suspended at nightfall Sunday and will resume Monday morning.

The sheriff’s department wouldn’t give an exact location of the search or many details, but WCCO crews are on the way, so check back soon for more.

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