The Washington County Sheriff’s Office announced July 3 a ten-year-old boy died after drowning in the St. Croix River at William O’Brien State Park in Scandia. 

The boy was pronounced deceased at Regions Hospital, around 7:30 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office announced in a press release.

At 2:53 p.m., the Sheriff’s Office responded to the State Park for a report of a missing boy in the water. 

The Sheriff’s Office along with the Washington County Fire Rescue and Dive Team, Minnesota DNR and the Washington County Water Recovery Team assisted with the search for the victim. 

At 4:27 p.m., the boy was located under the water in the River. Medical personnel began life saving measures and transported the victim to Regions Hospital. 

No further information was stated from the Sheriff’s Office. 

The Minnesota DNR has multiple links on its website to deal with boat and water safety. For more information, visit and type boat and water safety in its search ening. 

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