Coast Guard, police, and fire crews searching for person in the water

45 New OrleansNEW ORLEANS – The Coast Guard and local agencies are searching for a person in the water in the upper Mississippi River near St. Paul, Minnesota, Sunday.

Coast Guard Sector Upper Mississippi River received a report from a towing vessel at approximately 2:43 a.m. that a female was swimming near the 52nd Street Bridge and was unable to be recovered.

Involved in the search are:

–       St. Paul Fire Department fire boat crew

–       St. Paul Police Department

–       Minnesota State Patrol

–       Dakota County Sheriff’s Department

–       Ramsey County Sheriff’s Department

–       Coast Guard Auxiliary

Anyone with information is requested to contact Sector Upper Mississippi River at (314) 269-2610.

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