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Pierre city workers jump in river after fisherman

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PIERRE (AP) — Officials in Pierre say two city workers saved a 57-year-old Pierre man who fell into the Missouri River while fishing.

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Pierre Fire Chief Bill Alexander tells KCCR radio that the man was fishing on the rocks at the LaFramboise Island Causeway on Friday morning and went into the water to retrieve his fishing gear. The man was pushed 30 to 40 yards away from shore by the current.

Pierre Police Captain Elton Blemaster says two employees on a causeway paving project jumped in and brought the man back to shore.

The man was treated on scene. His name was not released.

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