MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 10-year-old boy has died after going missing in the St. Croix River.

Four-and-a-half hours after he was reported missing, a 10-year-old boy was pronounced dead at Regions Hospital. Authorities found him at 4:30 at William O’Brien State Park.

The county sheriff’s office, fire, rescue, and water recovery team along with the Minnesota DNR assisted with the search.

When authorities found him at the St. Croix River, medics worked on him, bringing him to Regions Hospital.

“Somebody who was in our kayak told us that there was a missing person. We didn’t know much beyond that but then when we were walking back on the trails we saw a couple of guys carrying their waders with them so they had just gotten out of the water,” said Amanda Connor, who was canoeing on the river during the search.

The incident is still currently under investigation by the Washington County Sheriff’s Office.

Erin Hassanzadeh

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