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Teen drowns in the Mississippi

ST. PAUL, Minn. (KFGO AM) -- The body of a 14-year-old boy was recovered from the Mississippi River early this morning in St. Paul.

According to Washington County sheriff's officials the boy was cooling off in the river Sunday afternoon near Lions Levee Park when he was swept under.

More than 12 divers, a state patrol helicopter and searchers from more than 10 agencies with at least a dozen boats took part in the search.

St. Paul Park Assistant Fire Chief Michael Kramer says the current in the river is over double the normal speed for this time of year.

The name of the teen will not be officially released until tomorrow morning.

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