Stillwater, MN (KROC-AM News)- Rescue teams recovered the body of a 43-year-old White Bear Lake man from the St. Croix River Monday afternoon.

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A news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office says deputies responded to the report of an abandoned boat floating along the Minnesota shoreline north of Stillwater around 9 a.m. Monday. Investigators identified the man through the boat’s registration information and were able to confirm the man went out fishing Sunday night and did not return home.

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His truck and boat trailer were also parked at a boat launch in the area. Authorities reported recovering the man’s body around 1 p.m. roughly one mile south of the abandoned boat.

The body has been turned over to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office which will release the man’s identity at a later time. The sheriff’s office said the man was not wearing a life jacket when his body was pulled from the river. Investigators say the boat did not appear damaged.

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