UPDATE: Authorities say missing Faribault man pulled from river has died

Faribault man rescued from river Friday evening
Faribault man rescued from river Friday evening(Pixabay)
Published: Mar. 18, 2023 at 10:11 AM CDT
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FARIBAULT, Minn. (KTTC) – The Faribault Police Department has learned the missing man found submerged in the Straight River on Friday has died.

FPD has identified the man as Jesse Albert Decoux. Thirty minutes after Decoux was reported missing he was located by officers’ face down in the water.

Decoux was pronounced dead Friday evening at the Hennepin County Medical Center. The investigation into Decoux’s disappearance and recovery is on-going, an autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death.

FPD extends condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Decoux.

A missing Faribault man was pulled from the Straight River Friday night and rushed to the hospital, according to Faribault police.

Around 5:00 p.m. Friday, officers were called for reports of a missing person near Teepee Tonka Park. Officers were advised that a 53-year-old man and his two dogs had left their residence nearby approximately two hours prior and that his return was overdue.

Members of the man’s family had become worried after one of the dogs returned home and appeared visibly wet. Members of the man’s family located the second dog at Teepee Tonka Park, where officers then began their search.

Evidence was discovered that led officers to believe that the missing man may have fallen into the Straight River and requested assistance from the Faribault Fire Department. Soon after, they discovered the missing male submerged in the river and lifesaving efforts were immediately initiated.

The man was taken by North Memorial Ambulance to the Allina Health Faribault Medical Center and was later airlifted to the Twin Cities in critical condition. His condition is unknown at this time, per authorities.