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UPDATE: Body of Missing Teen Found in St. Croix County

UPDATED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 --- 11:40 a.m.

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- The body of a missing Minnesota teen has been recovered from the St. Croix River at Hudson.

Authorities say 18-year-old Alexander Cook, of Lake Elmo, Minn., was at Lakefront Park beach with several friends Monday when they decided to swim the 200-yard channel to the Minnesota side.

Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen says Cook made it about 50 yards when he began to struggle and went under. St. Croix County deputies, with help from Washington County, Minn. and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, recovered Cook's body shortly before midnight.

Jensen says the river's current is extremely strong because of its heightened water level.

AP-WF-06-19-12 1625GMT

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POSTED: Tuesday, June 19, 2012 --- 9:00 a.m.

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) -- The body of a missing Minnesota teen has been recovered from the St. Croix River at Hudson.

Authorities say the 18-year-old Lake Elmo, Minn., man was at Lakefront Park beach with several friends Monday when they decided to swim the 200-yard channel to the Minnesota side.

Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen says the teen made it one third of the way across when he began to struggle. KARE-TV reports search crews recovered the man's body shortly before midnight.

Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen says the river's current is extremely strong because of its heightened water level.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

AP-WF-06-19-12 1346GMT

Copyright 2012: Associated Press


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