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Friday UPDATE

The Washington County Sheriff's Office says the 17-year-old boy who was hospitalized after an apparent drowning on the St. Croix River has died. 

His identity and official cause of death will be announced at a later date by the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office. 

Original story

A 17-year-old was hospitalized after he went missing while playing with friends on the St. Croix River Thursday.

The Washington County Sheriff’s Office says it received an emergency call for the Lake St. Croix Beach just before 5:40 p.m.

A boy had reportedly gone under water while playing with friends, with emergency crews arriving at the scene and began searching.

The teen was found at around 6:30 p.m. by the Washington County rescue dive team. He was taken to the hospital by ambulance.

The teen’s current medical condition is unknown, according to the department. 

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