A man tumbled from a trail down a bluff along the Mississippi River around sunset Sunday and was lifted to safety by Minneapolis rescue personnel, authorities said.

The incident occurred about 5 p.m. near West River Road and E. 36th Street, according to the Fire Department.

Fire personnel with a horizontal basket went down and secured the man in the device and hoisted him up to paramedics, fire officials said.

There is no word yet on the man's condition.

On the morning of Dec. 28, several blocks to the north on the same side of the river, a car broke through a retaining fence and plunged down the embankment. The car went down about 200 feet and stopped amid trees on the river's edge. The driver was there for roughly three hours until rescuers brought him up and treated him for hypothermia and frostbite.

Paul Walsh