Man in his 20s drowns on Red Lake River near Red Lake Falls

Incident occurred the afternoon of Saturday, July 3.

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A water tower in Red Lake Falls, Minn. (Grand Forks Herald photo)

RED LAKE FALLS, Minn. – A man died Saturday afternoon on the Red Lake River.

According to a release from the Red Lake County Sheriff's Office, a 911 call came to the department at approximately 2:30 p.m., July 3, reporting a possible drowning near the community of Red Lake Falls. Sheriff's Office personnel, along with the local ambulance and fire services, were dispatched to the scene.

According to the release from the sheriff's office, witnesses say the man, in his 20s, was walking in the river and then disappeared below the water's surface and wasn't seen again. Boats were deployed and deputies attempted to locate him. Shortly before 5 p.m., the man was located in approximately 20 feet of water.

The name of the victim has not yet been released, pending notification of his family. The sheriff's office release said the death appears to be accidental, but the case remains under investigation.

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