- Associated Press - Tuesday, March 31, 2015

WEST FARGO, N.D. (AP) - North Dakota authorities say the body of missing Minnesota snowmobiler has likely been found in the Sheyenne River near West Fargo.

Police say the body was discovered late Tuesday morning and sent to Grand Forks for an autopsy and positive identification. But they believe it is that of 34-year-old Cole Schwindt, of Moorhead, Minnesota.

The clothing appeared similar to what Schwindt was wearing Dec. 2 when he disappeared while snowmobiling on the river. The body was recovered about 800 yards downstream of where Schwindt likely entered the water.

Divers found the snowmobile submerged in the river but abandoned searches for Schwindt in early February.

Two flooring installers spotted the body in the water while searching a wooded area for unique pieces of wood.

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