Man who fell to death from Red Wing river bluff is ID'd

  • Article by: PAUL WALSH , Star Tribune
  • Updated: May 17, 2013 - 11:57 AM

Authorities on Friday identified the jogger who apparently fell to his death from the top of a Mississippi River bluff in Red Wing as a businessman from the St. Louis area.

Authorities on Friday identified the jogger who apparently fell to his death from the top of a Mississippi River bluff in Red Wing, Minn., as a businessman from the St. Louis area.

The body of David B. Locuson, 54, of Fenton, Mo., was discovered by passersby about 8:50 p.m. Wednesday at the bottom of a 200-foot-high rock wall on the north side of Barn Bluff, police said.

Witnesses were attempting to resuscitate Locuson when police and fire personnel arrived, authorities said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The witnesses said Locuson had been seen jogging alone on top of Barn Bluff about 20 minutes earlier and had asked for directions off the bluff, police added.

The trail on the bluff’s north side overlooks the Mississippi River and goes through abandoned limestone quarries. The trail’s users are advised to take care, especially on wet days and in early spring.

 

Paul Walsh • 612-673-4482

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