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UPDATE: Authorities recover body of man who saved children in St. Louis River drowning

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Update: 5:30 p.m.

Duluth authorities confirmed the man who jumped in the St. Louis River near Boy Scout Landing to help rescue two children has died.

Authorities recovered the body of Kevin Ingles, 31, of Superior, WI around 5:20 p.m. after an extensive search and rescue effort.

Authorities were notified around 2 p.m. Wednesday afternoon of a water emergency on the St. Louis River near Boy Scout Landing and learned two children, ages 5 and 8 appeared to be struggling in the water.

Bystanders in the area successfully saved both children.

Ingles went below the surface attempting to rescue the children and did not resurface.


DULUTH, MN -- Authorities are searching for a man who jumped in to the St. Louis River to save two children near Boy Scout Landing in Duluth's Fond du Lac neighborhood Wednesday afternoon.

As of 2:45 p.m., our KBJR 6 crew on scene reported multiple emergency responders and ambulances on scene, along with the St. Louis County Rescue Squad.

Authorities on scene say the man saw the children, 5 and 8 years old, struggling in the water and went in to help.

The children made it to shore safely, but the man did not.

Authorities are now searching for him.

This is a developing story. Check back for updates.

Briggs LeSavage

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