Search ongoing for 11-year-old boy missing in river

The boy was swimming with friends on Saturday evening.
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Search teams have resumed efforts to find an 11-year-old boy who went missing in a southern Minnesota river.

The Blue Earth County Sheriff's Office says the boy was swimming with friends at Rapidan Dam County Park just before 6 p.m. Saturday when he was pulled deeper into the Blue Earth River by the current.

The sheriff's office say that the incident is a "probable drowning," with the search continuing on Sunday after he was not found on Saturday.

The boy's identity has not been released at this stage, while the county park has been closed until further notice.

The park southwest of Mankato is located alongside the Rapidan Dam, offering access to the Blue Earth River along with other facilities including a campsite.

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