St. Louis man rescued after being tossed off bridge into Mississippi

ST. LOUIS | A 28-year-old St. Louis man is recovering after being thrown off the Poplar Street Bridge into the Mississippi River.

The man’s name has not been released.

Authorities were called Saturday night after witnesses reported seeing two men throw another man from the bridge. The victim was found about 10 minutes later about three miles downstream. He was hospitalized with minor injuries.

He told police he had been drinking with two men earlier in the day on the Illinois side of the river. As the three drove across the bridge, the other two men stopped the car on the bridge and threw him off.

The victim told police he had passed out before being thrown into the water. He said he has known the men for about three months, but doesn’t know their names.


Information from: Belleville News-Democrat,