Body recovered from river following search for student

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.

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 a man’s body from the river near the Lake St. Bridge Thursday afternoon.