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Crew recovers body while searching for 12-year-old boy in Mississippi River

The boy went missing Monday evening at Hidden Falls Regional Park.
Hidden Falls Regional Park and the Mississippi River.

Hidden Falls Regional Park and the Mississippi River.

Authorities searching for the body of a 12-year-old boy who went missing in the Mississippi River recovered a body in the water Wednesday morning.

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office said the Water Patrol found the body of a juvenile male around 10:15 a.m., near the Lilydale boat launch. 

This is a few miles downstream from St. Paul's Hidden Falls Regional Park, the location where 12-year-old Ashok Pradhan went missing around 7 p.m. Monday. Rescue teams have been searching the river since then to try to locate the boy.

Update: On Wednesday afternoon, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner confirmed the body recovered that morning was Pradhan.

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