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Recovery efforts fall flat for man who fell into Mississippi River

Donny Mitchell fell to his death on Feb. 7 when attempting to climb a ladder onto a walkway at the Buzzi Unicem USA terminal in Natchez (Photo courtesy of The Natchez Democrat)

After three weeks of searching, recovery efforts for a Louisiana man who fell into the Mississippi River have been called off.

50-year-old Donny Mitchell, who has yet to be found, fell into the river on Feb. 7 near the Natchez Port in Adams County. The accident happened at approximately 4:30 a.m. when Mitchell was atempting to climb a ladder onto a walkway in the area of the Buzzi Unicem USA terminal.

According to officials with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, searches were conducted up until Friday afternoon.

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