May 9, 2018

Archived: Body Of Man Seen Entering Mississippi Found Tuesday

Authorities have found a body of a man that was seen entering the Mississippi Monday evening.

Stearns County Sheriff Don Gudmundson says witnesses saw a man walk into the river about 4:30 p.m. and swim toward the east side. They lost sight of him when he was about halfway. The man was described as an adult white male wearing blue jeans and a white T-shirt.

Authorities and divers responded to the river, searching for the body of the missing man. At around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, a possible mark was found in the water. Divers were able to find a body similar to the description of the man that went into the river.

The body was taken to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office for an Autopsy. Identification is being withheld until the next of kin has been notified.

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