A man was rescued from the water Wednesday evening on the Mississippi River south of Cape Girardeau. Cape Girardeau Police Sgt. Adam Glueck says they responded about 5o’clock to a call of a man acting suspiciously behind Isle Casino Cape. A man, whose identity has not been released, was located by the railroad tracks holding a knife. The man fled and walked into the river. Assistant Cape Girardeau fire Chief Mark Hasheider, on one of two towboats tried to talk the man into grabbing a life preserver, but he refused. Two Cape Girardeau Fire Department boats also assisted in the rescue. Rescue efforts were staged at the Missouri Dry Dock and, later, the SEMO Port. Glueck says the man voluntarily got out of the water and into one of the firefighters’ boats, then was taken to a hospital because of “suicidal” comments and actions. No criminal charges have been filed.