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Park Crews Join In Search For Missing Three-Year-Old

Saint Croix National Scenic River

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A three-year-old girl was reported missing from her home near the park on the evening of Tuesday, August 14th. The home is about a mile from the park on a 40-acre spit of land in the middle of the Yellow River, which flows into the St. Croix River. Park crews joined in the search operation that evening, launching the park’s zodiac with a dog search team on board and were on the water until 3 a.m. On Wednesday, more than 500 volunteers and others joined in the land search effort. Park personnel dragged the confluence of the St. Croix and Yellow River and continued up the Yellow River to Highway 35. From that point, they walked along the Yellow River to the Danbury dam, searching for the girl. The search was suspended late on Wednesday when a dive team found the girl’s body about 25 yards from her home in three feet of murky water. A preliminary autopsy revealed that she’d drowned. This was a multi-agency search that included federal, state, county and local authorities and volunteers.



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