Body Recovered From River Following Search for Student
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A body has been recovered from the Mississippi River in
downtown Minneapolis not far from where crews have been searching for a missing
University of Minnesota student.
Christopher Stanley's mother, Melisa Melnick, confirmed Friday that the body is
that of her 22-year-old son.
Grant Keiner told park police he and his roommate, 22-year-old Christopher
Stanley, climbed a fence to sit along the river Tuesday at Water Power Park. He
says a large wave swept him into the river and over St. Anthony Falls. Keiner
said he got out of the water but could not find Stanley.
Hennepin County Sheriff's deputies recovered Stanley's body from the river near
the Lake St. Bridge on Thursday afternoon.