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Man drowns swimming St. Croix River

Man drowns swimming St. Croix River Click to Enlarge Photo: Mary Gascho, Photos.com

Aug 11, 2014 at 4:50 am

RUSH CITY, Minn. (AP) — A 28-year-old man has apparently drowned while trying to swim across the St. Croix River.

According to the Chisago County Sheriff's Office, deputies received a call at about 6 p.m. Saturday of a man being under water for seven minutes east of Rush City.

Witnesses told authorities the man swam across the river once and was on his way back when he started having trouble swimming.

They tried to locate the victim but he did not surface again.

Rescuers found his body at about 9 p.m. His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.

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