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Man rescued from Red River dies from injuries

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Man rescued from Red River dies from injuries
Perham Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

FARGO - A man rescued from the Red River after accidentally falling last week has died.

Lucas James Littleghost, 29, of West Fargo, died Tuesday evening at Fargo's MeritCare Hospital, according to a death notice received by The Forum.

Littleghost is also known as Lucas Whiteshield.

Moorhead police said Littleghost suffered life-threatening injuries from the accident. Previously, he had been listed in critical condition at the hospital.

Littleghost's brother, Cheyenne Littleghost, 31, and Ronald Gary Brunette, 38, also were with him at the time of the accident.

The men were walking on the Burlington Northern railroad bridge between downtown Moorhead and Fargo when Littleghost fell from the bridge and dropped 20 feet into the river below.

Littleghost was rescued from the water by Josie Green, an 18-year-old Minnesota State University Moorhead freshman who was jogging along the bike path in Riverfront Park around the same time.