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MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Emergency personnel say a coroner’s office has identified a body removed from the Wisconsin River as a college student who went missing over the weekend.

Stevens Point Sgt. Dan Wheeler says officials removed the body of 21-year-old Eric Duffey Monday afternoon. The coroner’s office made a positive identification after meeting with Duffey’s family.

Police had been searching for Duffey in the river.

The University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point student disappeared after he left a downtown bar early Saturday morning. He was celebrating his 21st birthday and police do not suspect foul play.

Police had already stopped an exhaustive neighborhood search for Duffey that included the use of tracking dogs and about 150 volunteers knocking on doors, checking backyards and passing out fliers with Duffey’s photo.

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