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Recovery Effort Continues At Lester River

By KBJR News 1

August 2, 2011 Updated Aug 3, 2011 at 9:58 AM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) - Recovery efforts are underway on the rain swollen Lester River in Duluth.

Authorities were called to an area on the river known as The Deeps Tuesday afternoon with a report of a swimmer being swept away.

Shortly after the report, a passerby spotted a person being swept downstream, apparently unconscious.

Officers and local EMS arrived and learned that a 13-year-old boy was last seen in Amity Creek and had been pulled underwater. Amity Creek forks into the Lester River near the 60th Avenue East and Superior Street Bridge.

The visibility in the river was very poor today, that along with quick rapids are not making the search any easier for officials.

Search and rescue efforts are continuing.

At least 40 Duluthians have gathered along the river by nightfall in support of the recovery effort.

This past weekend, there were six separate drowning accidents in Minnesota, including Friday night where a Duluth teen died after sliding off a rope swing on Island Lake.

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