Man, 34, dies after falling through ice on Saint Louis River

Officers were attending a call at a local bar when they were informed someone was calling for help.
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A man has died in northeast Minnesota after falling through ice on the Saint Louis River near Cloquet.

The incident happened at 1:30 a.m. Saturday, when police were informed of someone shouting for help as they cleared a call at a local bar.

They found that someone had fallen into the river south of Hwy. 61 at Scanlon.

Responders attempted to reach the 34-year-old man using a boat, rope lines and throw rings, but were unsuccessful.

Around 10 minutes into the rescue attempt, the man slipped underwater.

Rescue efforts continue, with water flow reduced at the nearby dam upstream from where the incident was happening.

About four hours later, the man's body was found in 20 feet of water, about 40 feet from where he was last seen.

The victim hasn't been identified at this stage. Police say they don't know why he was on the ice at this time, and at this point don't know if there was any foul play.

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