Authorities in Ramsey County said Monday that the body recovered from the Mississippi River is that of a swimmer who tried to reach the other shore last week with another person.
The body of 39-year-old Lal Rin Tluanga, of Minneapolis was recovered by personnel from the county water patrol and the St. Paul Fire Department early Friday evening near Pike Island, on the southern edge of St. Paul, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
On Wednesday, the two attempted to swim across the river near Hidden Falls Regional Park, the Sheriff’s Office said. The other person made it.
The recovery was roughly 2½ miles downriver from where they entered the water.