Body of diver who jumped from St. Croix cliffs found


Divers found the body of a 20-year-old man who drowned after jumping off the St. Croix River cliffs near Taylors Falls.

Fox 9 reports the Chisago County sheriff's department confirmed the body is that of Alex Vitalis, a cliff jumper who dove off a rock ledge on the Wisconsin side of the river Monday and did not resurface. Fox reports Vitalis was found wedged under the rock ledge from which he'd jumped.

The Pioneer Press reports the National Park Service and the Taylors Falls Fire Department also were part of the search, which was suspended by darkness Monday night.

In a similar incident two years ago, a 26-year-old St. Paul man died.

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