Teen disappears while swimming in St. Croix 19 Jun 12

HUDSON, Wis. (AP) – The body of a missing Minnesota teen has been recovered from the St. Croix (kroy) River at Hudson.

Authorities say the 18-year-old Lake Elmo, Minn., man was at Lakefront Park beach with several friends Monday when they decided to swim the 200-yard channel to the Minnesota side.

Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen says the teen made it one third of the way across when he began to struggle. KARE-TV (http://kare11.tv/KxgEBt ) reports search crews recovered the man’s body shortly before midnight.

Hudson Police Chief Marty Jensen says the river’s current is extremely strong because of its heightened water level.

Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com