Eden Prairie man drowns in Cook County's Temperance River

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A 20-year-old Eden Prairie man drowned in the Temperance River Friday evening around 5:30, according to the Cook County Sheriff's Office.

Pavel Shtrefleng was caught in strong currents while swimming in the river and was pulled under water several times, according to the Northland News Center.

KSTP-TV reports Shtrefleng was swimming in a pool just below the bridge on the lake side of Highway 61.

Deputies said Shtrefleng's brother attempted to save him, but was unable to reach him because of the current, according to Chennel 5. Shtrefleng was submerged for 4 to 5 minutes before the current released him.

His brother and another person were able to reach him and bring him to shore. Deputies said CPR was performed for 20 to 30 minutes before the ambulance arrived, according to the station and NNC.

He was transported to the Cook County North Shore hospital in Grand Marais, where he was pronounced dead.

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