Eyewitnesses recall seeing a person in a kayak under or around the 35W Bridge just before it collapsed. The Minneapolis Police Department is searching for the person and would like to interview them. They are also asking people to stay clear of the area as it is very hazardous.
Thousands of people continue to flock to the site, and 14 people have been arrested for breaching the perimeter so far. That rate has slowed with just two arrests Tuesday, Martin said.
Additional security measures, such as cameras and motion detectors, were being installed at the site to assist authorities in identifying people who were crossing the perimeter, he added.
“You’re not going to get anywhere near it without being arrested,” Martin said.
The Navy now has divers in the water searching for victims of the bridge collapse. They are undergoing a very slow search. The FBI is also using a small submersible to aid in the search. No bodies have been found since last week.
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