- Associated Press - Friday, June 10, 2016

OMAHA, Neb. (AP) - A 72-year-old Omaha man has been rescued a day after falling from a Missouri River bridge connecting Nebraska and Iowa.

Dennis Konvalin told authorities he dropped his camera while taking pictures Wednesday from the Mormon Bridge, which carries Interstate 680 traffic over the river on the north end of Omaha. He reported that he fell into the river when he tried to recover his camera. Konvalin managed to reach a sandbar near the Iowa side but could go no further because he’d injured his back.

Authorities say some anglers heard Konvalin’s cries for help Thursday night and called police. After his rescue Konvalin was taken to an Omaha hospital.

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