Body recovered from Mississippi River Saturday evening

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office recovered the body of a man from the Mississippi River Saturday evening, July 19.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office has not identified the man as of Monday morning, July 21. The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the incident.

The Hennepin County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a pontoon boat in distress on the Mississippi River near the Coon Rapids Dam at approximately 6 p.m. July 19.

A short time later, the sheriff’s office received a report of a separate, unrelated incident. A body was seen in the river. After an hour of searching, the body of an adult male that had been in the river for some time was recovered.

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