Skip to main content

Rescue crews in India find backpack of missing Minnetonka hiker

The pack fits the description of the one 20-year-old Thomas Plotkin was last seen wearing. Officials found it on the bank of the Gori Ganga River -- near the area where Plotkin fell in last week.
  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

The pack fits the description of the one 20-year-old Thomas Plotkin was last seen wearing. Officials found it on the bank of the Gori Ganga River -- near the area where Plotkin fell in last week.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2022-08-11 at 11.27.17 AM

Takeaways from Minneapolis' new gun violence report

The rise in violent crime in Minneapolis is showing signs of plateauing.

bmw-g1a1c50760_1280

Man, woman arrested after shots fired from BMW at 3 motorcyclists

The driver of the BMW led police on a chase, driving the wrong way on state highways.

Screen Shot 2022-08-10 at 2.02.48 PM

Drive Shack Inc. announces upcoming 'Puttery' venue in Minneapolis

The growing business backed by Rory McIlroy is coming to the Twin Cities.

Screen Shot 2022-08-08 at 7.13.33 AM

BCA: Man was 'running towards' deputy with knife before fatal shooting

The Minnesota BCA has identified the four deputies who fired weapons.

Gov. Tim Walz and Scott Jensen.

MN Gun Owners Caucus won't endorse gubernatorial candidate in 2022

The organization endorsed Scott Jensen for Minnesota Senate in 2016.

WCCO building

Man who threw gun on WCCO roof charged with murder, manslaughter

The man originally lied and claimed someone else shot the victim.

Semi into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

Semi drives into house near Sturgis, South Dakota

The force from the semi was so strong that the foundation of the house was moved.

ambulance

18-year-old from Zumbrota dies in Goodhue County crash

The crash happened in rural Goodhue County around 8:45 a.m. Wednesday.

thomas beach, bde maka ska - lake calhoun

3 Minneapolis beaches closed due to E. coli contamination

No illnesses have been reported, according to the MPRB.

Hockeyland1

'Hockeyland' documentary debuting in Minnesota movie theaters

The documentary has received great reviews at numerous film festivals.

Flickr - police lights squad siren - Edward Kimmel

Former Minnesota Olympic runner accused of driving drunk in Eden Prairie crash

Police said the man's blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit.

Related

Officials call off search in India for missing Minnetonka hiker

The official search for the body of a Minnetonka man in India has been called off. Dozens of people have looking for 20-year-old Thomas Plotkin since he fell from a trail above the Gori Ganga River last month.

Search for missing Minnetonka hiker moves from rescue to recovery

Authorities believe Hopkins High School grad Thomas Plotkin fell into the Ganges River after twisting his ankle last week. Searchers have only found Plotkin's rain jacket and head lamp by the river.

Minnetonka hiker feared dead after fall in India

A 20-year-old Minnetonka man visiting India was missing and presumed dead Saturday after he fell 100 yards while hiking above the Ganges River. The family of Tom Plotkin says he’s been missing since Thursday.

Minnetonka hiker feared dead after fall in India

A 20-year-old Minnetonka man visiting India was missing and presumed dead Saturday after he fell 100 yards while hiking above the Ganges River. According to the Star Tribune, a family friend says Tom Plotkin, a former Hopkins High School hockey player, has been missing since Thursday.

Hope wanes in search for Minnetonka man who plunged into river in India

Thomas Plotkin reportedly sprained his ankle and fell nearly 500 feet into a river while hiking in the Himalayas with an outdoor leadership program. A local leader says the search will continue for a few more days.

St. Paul river bluff hiker rescued after fall

Rescuers pulled a 21-year-old woman to safety in St. Paul after she fell about 30 feet down a Mississippi River bluff on Sunday night, the fire department said. They immobilized her on a stretcher and used ropes to haul her back up.

Iran president: Hikers will be free 'in days'

An Iranian court has set bail at $500,000 each for a Minnesota man and his friend. A third member of their group, Sarah Shourd, was freed last year on the same bail.