- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 8, 2017

FARGO, N.D. (AP) - Police have named a man who drowned in the Red River in Fargo.

The Fargo Police Department named him Tuesday as 32-year-old Hari Kumar Pradhan, of Fargo.

Fire Chief Steve Dirksen says he was swimming across the river Monday afternoon when he went under water. Dirksen says the search was complicated by submerged trees and other obstacles in that section of the river.

The search began around 1:30 p.m. His body was recovered about 6 p.m. It’s the third drowning in the Red River this summer in the Fargo area.


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