Stillwater, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rescue teams recovered the body of a 43-year-old White Bear Lake man from the St. Croix River Monday afternoon.

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A news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the report of an abandoned boat floating along the Minnesota shoreline north of Stillwater around 9 a.m. Monday. Investigators identified the man through the boat’s registration information and were able to confirm the man went out fishing Sunday night and did not return home.


His truck and boat trailer were also parked at a boat launch in the area. Authorities reported recovering the man’s body around 1 p.m. roughly one mile south of the abandoned boat.

The body has been turned over to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office which will release the man’s identity at a later time. The sheriff’s office said the man was not wearing a life jacket when his body was pulled from the river. Investigators say the boat did not appear damaged.

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