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A junior at Stillwater Area High School, pulled from the St. Croix River, has died

A 17-year-old Stillwater-area boy who was pulled from the St. Croix River on Thursday night after a water emergency has died.

The name of a junior teen at Stillwater Area High School was not issued Friday morning pending family notification. According to a news release from the Washington County Sheriff’s Office, the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office is investigating the cause of his death.

Officers were called to the 2000 block of Riviera Avenue South in Lake St. Croix Beach at around 5:40 p.m. Thursday after witnesses reported the teen had gone underwater while playing with friends.

Emergency teams arrived at the scene within minutes and immediately began a search for the missing teenager. He was found after 6:30 p.m. by a member of the Washington County Sheriff’s Office rescue team

The teen was taken by ambulance to the St Paul’s Regional Hospital, where he died on Friday morning.

Stillwater Area High School officials said Friday that counselors are available for any student who wants help dealing with the young man’s death.

“I am deeply saddened to report that today we learned of the death of one of our 11th graders,” SAHS Principal Rob Bach wrote in an email to families Friday morning. “We express our deepest condolences to the family and all those directly or indirectly affected by his passing. We ask you to keep the family in your thoughts during this time of sorrow.”

Bach wrote, “The death of a classmate, even to those who did not know them well, would affect each student differently and all responses need to be addressed with great care and support.” the wanted.” “District support staff and counselors are at the school today to support our students and move forward as needed. … Please let us know how we can continue to help you and your children as we work through this difficult process together.”

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