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Staff report, Published July 15 2009

Searchers find body of missing Grand Forks, N.D., swimmer

GRAND FORKS, N.D. - The body of a Grand Forks man last seen swimming in the Red River has been found, the Grand Forks County Sheriff's Department has confirmed.

The body was found near where the 33-year-old had been swimming with two friends on Monday just north of the Kennedy Bridge on U.S. Highway 2. The two friends made it to shore before they realized the man was missing.

Local emergency personnel have been searching the river since Monday afternoon. They found the body just after 4 p.m. today.

The man's name has not been released.

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