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Search for missing snowmobiler suspended

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

PINE CITY, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities have suspended the search for a snowmobiler they believe broke through the ice and was swept down a remote part of the St. Croix River.

Pine County authorities got a 911 call just after 6:30 p.m. Saturday that a snowmobiler had broken through the ice on the river on the Minnesota-Wisconsin border. Two other snowmobilers told authorities they were riding on the frozen river in the dark when the victim hit a large patch of open water. He was thrown from his machine and disappeared.

The search resumed Sunday morning, but Chief Deputy Steven Blackwell tells WCCO Radio it had to be suspended about 12:30 p.m. due to dangerous conditions that included turbulent water and rough terrain.

The victim's name has not been released.


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