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Updated: Victim named in Mississippi River drowning

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COTTAGE GROVE — The Washington County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a drowning that took place in the Mississippi River in Cottage Grove July 29 just before 6 p.m.

William Perkins, 77, of Inver Grove Heights was found near his boat north of Lock and Dam #2.

The Ramsey County Medical Examiner is investigating.

The Cottage Grove Fire Department assisted, using the airboat to help locate the victim.