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Man drowns in St. Croix River


St. Croix Falls (WQOW) - Authorities have recovered the body of a 20-year-old man from the St. Croix River.

The Polk County Sheriff's Office said Joshua Hinckley, 20, of St. Croix Falls, drowned on Saturday.

Police said a person reported hearing calls for help coming from the river at Lions Park in St. Croix Falls Saturday just after 7 a.m.

About three hours later, emergency responders found Hinckley's body about 20 to 30 feet from shore in eight feet of water.

Police said the death is an accidental drowning.

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