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The Granite Falls Police Department is investigating the death of a person whose body was found in the Minnesota River Tuesday.

Officers responded to the scene near Highways 212 and 23 at about 11:50 a.m. Tuesday following a 911 call from a man walking along a nearby path who spotted a body in the water. 

The body has been taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for formal identification and to determine the cause and manner of death.  At this point investigators believe that the person’s death is not suspicious and there is no danger to the public.

The Granite Falls Police Department is being assisted by the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension and the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office. 

If you have any information about this person or what may have happened to them, please call the Yellow Medicine County Sheriff’s Office at 320-564-2129. 

Additional information will be released following the preliminary autopsy, family notifications and as the investigation progresses.