MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Crews in northwestern Minnesota searched the fast-moving Red River Friday for a missing college student.

Fanuel Asrat, 24, vanished while swimming with friends in the river early Thursday morning.

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Fanuel Asrat (credit: MSUM)

Firefighters from Fargo went out in boats near a dam looking for any sign of him.

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Two of Asrat’s friends made it out of the river, but they did not know if he went under or got to shore.

Asrat is a student at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

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His LinkedIn page says he teaches children’s swimming lessons through the school.