Cliff jumper's body found in St. Croix River

Cliff jumper's body found in St. Croix River Click to Enlarge Photo: Mary Gascho,

Jul 17, 2013 at 4:44 am

CENTER CITY, Minn. (AP) Authorities have recovered the body of a Minnesota man who died after jumping off a cliff into the St. Croix River.

The Chisago County sheriff's office identifies the victim as 20-year-old Alex William Vitalis of Shafer.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports Vitalis' body was found Tuesday afternoon by a member of the Stacy Lent Dive team.

Authorities responded Monday after receiving a report of a man jumping into the river and not surfacing in the area of the Franconia Landing

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