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Man who fell in Milwaukee River Sunday dies

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Man who fell in Milwaukee River Sunday dies

CREATED Jun. 17, 2013 - UPDATED: Jun. 17, 2013

MILWAUKEE - The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner has confirmed that the man who fell into the Milwaukee River on Sunday has passed away.

Battallion Chief Ray Groth said MFD responded to a report just before 3 p.m. that three people were in the water near Wisconsin Avenue and North Riverwalk Way in downtown Milwaukee. Two people were able to pull themselves from the river while the third was pulled out by a police boat.

Paramedics on scene performed CPR, and the person was taken to Froedtert in Wauwatosa where he later died.