Posted at: 06/17/2013 3:43 PM
Updated at: 06/18/2013 7:41 AM
By: Leslie Dyste

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23-Year-Old Dies while Swimming in St. Croix River

A 23-year-old St. Paul man is dead after swimming in the St. Croix River in Bayport Sunday.

St. Croix County Sheriff John Shilts tells Lee Vang was on the St. Croix River with friends. He went swimming and was wearing a life jacket.

When he was about 10 feet from shore he asked his friends for help. When his friends pulled him into the boat, he was unconscious.

Emergency crews responded around 5:43 p.m., but Vang died at the scene.

An autopsy is being completed and additional details have not been released.