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Missing St. Cloud Swimmer Found Dead ID'd

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) -- A missing swimmer in St. Cloud has been found dead.

The Stearns County Sheriff's Office recovered a body in the Mississippi River around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday. They say it matches the description of the man seen going into the water around 4:30 Monday afternoon.

Authorities had to use sonar to find him, after first locating shoes, a backpack, and jeans which contained the man's Minnesota ID card.

Authorities later identified the man as 49-year-old Shannon David Shaw of Waite Park, Minnesota.

His body was taken the Ramsey County Medical Examiner's office for an autopsy.

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