Divers have recovered the body of a 12-year-old boy who went missing Monday evening at the Mississippi River near St. Paul's Hidden Falls.

The Ramsey County Water Patrol found the boy, identified as Ashok Pradhan of St. Paul, downstream near the Lilydale boat launch and pulled his body from the river about 10:15 a.m. Wednesday, said Roy Magnuson, a spokesman for the Ramsey County Sheriff's Office.

Rescue personnel from the county water patrol, a dive team and the St. Paul police and fire departments joined the search for the boy, who was last seen about 7 p.m. Monday. A State Patrol helicopter assisted.

Water patrols from Ramsey, Hennepin and Dakota counties resumed the search Tuesday until it grew too dark to continue.

Tim Harlow