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Man drowns in St. Louis River after jumping in to save two kids in Duluth


Brooks Johnson •

Rescuers searched for a 31-year-old man in the St. Louis River on Wednesday near Duluth's Boy Scout Landing. He had attempted to rescue two children, who bystanders were able to bring safely to shore.

DULUTH – A 31-year-old man drowned in the St. Louis River on Wednesday after authorities said he tried to save his daughter and another child who had gone underwater off Duluth's Boy Scout Landing on the western edge of town.

The body of Kevin Ingles of Superior, Wis., was recovered at 5:20 p.m. following a three-hour search, the St. Louis County Sheriff's Office said.

Authorities were notified about 2 p.m. that a 5-year-old girl and an 8-year-old girl were seen struggling in the water off a sandbar. Bystanders were able to pull them safely to shore, but Ingles did not resurface after going underwater in an attempt to rescue them, the Sheriff's Office said.


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