ST. CLOUD (WJON News)  — St. Cloud Police and Fire pulled a young boy from the Mississippi River near Munsinger Park.
Assistant Police Chief Jeff Oxton says officers were first called around 11:30 Friday morning. When they arrived they learned a 5-year-old had been playing with his 7-year-old brother in the river.

Around noon, firefighters in one of the rescue boats found the unresponsive body of 7-year-old Faud Rahey of St. Cloud. CPR was started by both fire and police personnel. Rahey was taken to St. Cloud Hospital, and pronounced dead at 12:28 p.m.

Assistant Chief Oxton says their hearts go out to the family and friends of the victim.
“It’s a sad day today in St. Cloud as we’ve lost one of our children in the community. Our hearts go out the family and friends of the 7-year-old.”

The investigation of the incident is active and the boy’s body will be sent to the Ramsey County Medical Examiner’s Office. Oxton says the police do not suspect foul play.

By Richard Leguil