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Dysart man dies after falling into Mississippi River

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CLAYTON COUNTY (KWWL) -

An Iowa man is pulled from the Mississippi River after falling from his boat.  Authorities say 60-year-old Charles Petersen, of Dysart, was boating just south of Clayton at the time of the incident.

Two other passengers tried to throw him a life jacket and jumped into the water to rescue him, but could not get him back on board.  Rescue crews were then able to get Petersen on their boat and back to shore.

He was taken to the hospital, but did not survive.  Authorities say alcohol did not play a role in the death and the boat was moving at a slow speed when Petersen fell.

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