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Body found in Duluth creek, investigation underway

The body was found by a passerby on Tuesday.

Authorities are investigating after a man's body was found in a Duluth creek on Tuesday. 

According to the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office, the body was discovered by a passerby around 4:30 p.m. in Chester Creek near 8th and 9th streets. KBJR reports that the sheriff's office suspects the man died by suicide, but an official cause of death will be ruled by a medical examiner. 

The identity of the man has not been released. 

The area where the body was located is still covered in snow and ice, and because of a steep cliff the recovery operation was difficult for rescue workers, KBJR adds. 

The Duluth News Tribune reports that a 21-year-old student from the University of Minnesota-Duluth died in a fall from a ledge in the same area in 2004, with the newspaper noting the death of a 19-year-old in the creek in 2001 and at least four UMD students suffering injuries in falls from walking trails onto rocks below over the last 20 years. 

The creek runs through Chester Park, which is just south of UMD and The College of St. Scholastica. 

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