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Man who fell from Eads Bridge in St. Louis identified

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The Eads Bridge.

St. Louis police have identified a man who died after falling from a Mississippi River bridge.

Police say the victim was 68-year-old Reed Highfield of Lebanon, Ill. He fell from the Eads Bridge shortly after 4 p.m. Thursday. It wasn't clear what caused the fall but it is not considered suspicious.

Rescue crews found Highfield close to the bank on the Missouri side and pulled him to shore. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

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