Update: Lake Phalen drowning victim identified

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A man who drowned Saturday night in Lake Phalen has been identified as Roger Valle, 22, from St. Paul.

The Ramsey County Sheriff's Office, St. Paul police and the St. Paul Fire Department responded to the scene after reports of a man who went underwater, the Star Tribune says. The sheriff's dive team, three boats from the Sheriff's Office, a boat from the fire department and a civilian boat aided in the search, reports say.

Valle's body was pulled from the lake around 9 p.m., reports says.

Ramsey County Sheriff Sgt. Jay Maher told the Pioneer Press that the area where he was swimming was dense with weeds.

Authorities were called to the swimming area earlier in the day for a possible drowning, but they were able to rescue the boy, KSTP reports.

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Since heavy rains began falling on Minnesota as of late, the state Department of Natural Resources has been warning swimmers and boaters that waters are dangerously fast and high, WCCO notes.

Officials are saying that even small streams are dangerous and moving fast after all this rain.

Fast-moving waters swept a 14-year-old boy into a Chaska creek Saturday. He was trying to cross the creek with his friends, but got swept into the water. He was able to hold onto a small tree trunk until the fire department could rescue him, KSTP reports. He wasn't injured.

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