Suleiman Ibrahim Abda Garado, 17, of Stillwater, Minnesota died on Thursday, May 12, 2022 after trying to help another teen who was struggling in the St. Croix River.

According to a news release, just before 5:40 p.m. the Washington County Sheriff’s office received several 911 calls after a witness reported that a juvenile was drowning near the 2000 block of Riviera Avenue South in Lake St. Croix Beach. According to reports, a group of friends had gathered near the river when at some point, one of them began to struggle in the water. Suleiman, along with several others, attempted to help the struggling teen and bring him to safety.

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