Trapped, dying sent word to loved ones through Minn. rescuers
By Emily Gurnon
Mara H. Gottfried contributed to this report
St. Paul Pioneer Press
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MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. — The first moments after the Interstate 35W bridge collapse were harrowing - both for the victims and for those trying desperately to rescue them.
"There's people pinned, severely injured. We couldn't move them," said Minneapolis Police Chief Tim Dolan. "It was an obviously dangerous situation, (with) stuff still falling.