Man Rescued After Jumping Into Mississippi River At Buku Festival

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A man is recovering after climbing a fence and plunging into the Mississippi River during the Buku Music + Art Festival early Saturday night.

His name has not been released but authorities say he had climbed a tall, chain-linked fence on the grounds of Mardi Gras World and then wound up in the river.

Rescue workers found him underneath a wharf where he was holding onto a piling. He was taken to the hospital "for observation."

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