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Published April 01, 2012, 02:36 PM

Body Found Near Unattended Boat in St. Croix River

BAYPORT, Minn. (AP) — Officials say a 46-year-old man was found dead in the St. Croix River — about 100 yards from an unattended boat.

BAYPORT, Minn. (AP) — Officials say a 46-year-old man was found dead in the St. Croix River — about 100 yards from an unattended boat.

The St. Paul Pioneer Press reports (http://bit.ly/HvEV8Z ) that just before 6 p.m. Saturday, authorities got a call about an unmanned fishing boat that was circling near the marina in Bayport.

Washington County Sheriff's Sgt. Matt Wieland says authorities found a man in the water nearby. He was brought to shore and pronounced dead.

His name and cause of death have not been released.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner and the Washington County Sheriff's Office Water Control Unit are investigating.

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Information from: St. Paul Pioneer Press, http://www.twincities.com

Copyright 2012 The Associated Press.

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