Vigil Held for Teen Pulled from Mississippi River in St. Paul Park

Updated: 05/27/2014 7:49 AM
Created: 05/26/2014 5:32 AM
By: Megan Stewart

A vigil was held Monday night for a teenage boy who was pulled from the Mississippi River in St. Paul Park. His body was recovered around 1:30 a.m. Monday, according to authorities.

According to Facebook posts by family members, the teen is 14-year-old Dylan Thorp. Authorities have not released an official identity.

A friend, who was with Thorp, said he went swimming to get a stick at Lions Levee Park when he went under the water and disappeared around 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Washington County Sheriff's Office confirmed it was a drowning. Water levels are running fast, according to officials.

About 100 people attended the vigil for Thorp, which was held at Lions Levee Park.

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