Possible body search at popular Duluth swimming hole case of "mistaken identity"

By KBJR News 1

Credit: Clint Austin, Duluth News Tribune

Possible body search at popular Duluth swimming hole case of "mistaken identity"

June 14, 2014 Updated Jun 14, 2014 at 9:29 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - The St. Louis County Volunteer Rescue Squad's Captain says they've determined last week's search for a possible body at a popular Duluth swimming hole to be a case of mistaken identity.

Last Saturday, while rescue crews scanned Lake Superior for signs of a downed plane, an unrelated search was taking place four blocks away in Amity Creek; specifically, the swimming hole known as "The Deeps."

It's been the sight of searches and fatalities in the past.

Rescue Squad Captain Tom Crossmon says the search was prompted after a Duluth teen's GoPro camera appeared to capture a body in the swimming hole while it was submerged.

However, after extensive, repeated reviews of the footage, Crossmon says the they've concluded the camera had twisted on its post, and briefly caught the person holding the camera.

Crossmon says the teen did everything right in this case by alerting authorities to what he feared was a legitimate concern.

He encourages anyone in a similar circumstance to not hesitate, and tell police.

Billy Wagness
bwagness@kbjr.com