Body pulled from Mississippi River had been in the water for some time, official says

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The body of an adult male was recovered from the Mississippi River in St. Paul Monday evening, reports note.

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A person called 911 to report the body in the water near the Ford Lock and Dam around 6 p.m. Monday, the Pioneer Press reports.

Crews recovered the body after about a 30-minute search, KARE 11 says.

The body appeared to be that of an adult male who had been in the water for some time, Sgt. John Eastham of the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office says, reports note.

The medical examiner's office will attempt to identify the person and determine a cause of death.

The St. Paul Fire Department assisted in the recovery efforts, KSTP notes.

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