20 year old drowns in St. Croix River Saturday

It happened near Lions Park in St. Croix Falls.
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A young man died in a drowning accident in the St. Croix River on Saturday morning. 

The incident occurred just after 7 a.m. near Lions Park in St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin. Police in the city received a report from a witness who heard calls for help coming from the river. 

Approximately three hours later emergency responders found the body of a 20-year-old man from St. Croix Falls. He was 20-30 feet from shore in about eight feet of water. 

The man's death is believed to be an accidental drowning. 

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