Search Continues for Man Who Fell Into Flooded St. Croix River

Multiple agencies are still looking, a week after the young man slipped into the raging river.




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Update: Andrew Remley’s body was recovered at 3:12 p.m. today, south of Rock Island. 

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Water rushed through the narrow channel in Taylors Falls on Sunday, July 17. (Greg Seitz, St. Croix 360)
Andrew Remley
Andrew Remley

Authorities continue to search the St. Croix River for Andrew Remley, a 26-year-old man from Chisago City who fell into the St. Croix River during the peak of its flood last Friday. They are asking all river users watch for anything suspicious on the river.

Remley, a father of two, was photographing the flood near the excursion boat landing in Interstate State Park, on the Minnesota side of the river, when he slipped and quickly disappeared into the rushing waters. His girlfriend and children were reportedly nearby.

“He was loved by a lot of people. Everybody that met him loved him. He made everybody laugh,” his mother Elizabeth Gutting told WCCO News.

A search proceeded in fits and starts last weekend, as crews battled the historically high water. With the torrent receding, Remley has still not be found.

Searchers include the Chisago County Sheriff, Taylors Falls Fire Department, Shafer Fire Department, and the National Park Service. On Friday night and Saturday, a State Patrol helicopter searched between Osceola Landing and the Hwy. 8 bridge.

Remley was last seen wearing blue jeans and a red and blue shirt. Please contact Chisago County Sheriff’s Office at 651-257-4100 if you see anything.


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