Russia's Emergencies Minister Yevgeny Zinichev has died in an accident during a big Arctic civil defence exercise.
The ministry said Zinichev, 55, had died in Norilsk while trying to save someone's life, reports BBC.
"He and the cameraman were on the edge of a cliff. The cameraman slipped and fell into the water," she said.
"Zinichev rushed after the fallen man and died after hitting a protruding rock." The cameraman, later named as film director Alexander Melnik, 63, also died.
Zinichev had been emergencies minister since 2018 and for years was reportedly a key member of President Vladimir Putin's security detail.