Body Was Found About 500 Yards Where Unoccupied Boat Was Discovered

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Scott County Sheriff’s Office is investigating after a body was located and recovered from the Minnesota River Thursday morning.

According to the sheriff’s office, the body was located in the river at around 7:42 a.m. about 500 yards from the location of an unoccupied boat that was found near Belle Plaine.

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At this point, foul play is not suspected.

The Hennepin County Medical Examiner’s Office will identify the body and release an official cause of death.