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Man falls from cliff near University of Minnesota campus

He is expected to survive but the extent of his injuries are unknown.

The Minneapolis Fire Department employed a technical rescue team to help save a man who'd fallen approximately 40 feet from a cliff in Minneapolis early Sunday morning. 

A 911 call reported that a man had fallen off a cliff off East River Parkway near the University of Minnesota campus, with the caller saying the person had slipped and fell 40 feet and then tumbled another 20-30 feet. 

The cliff was too steep for firefighters so they called in a technical rescue squad that was able to get the man in a basket and lower him onto a boat on the Mississippi River. 

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