Man pinned to barge by current on Mississippi River rescued Thursday night

Authorities rescued a man from the Mississippi River Thursday night after he had become pinned to a barge by the current. 

Ramsey County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Roy Magnuson said water patrol responded to a report of a missing person in the river near downtown St. Paul. Upon arrival, deputies located the missing person and extricated him from the water. 

The individual was taken to a nearby hospital. His current condition is unknown.