UPDATE: Body recovered from Moorhead park

Published: Jun. 29, 2019 at 4:44 PM CDT
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UPDATE: (6:46 P.M.)

On June 29, 2019 at 4:08 PM the Moorhead Police Department, Clay County Sheriffs Office, Moorhead Fire Department and FM Ambulance responded to a water rescue at Johnson Park in north Moorhead.

A caller reported they observed what appeared to be a body floating in the river.

Officers arrived at the boat launch area and were able to confirm a body was in the river.

The call transitioned from a water rescue into a recovery effort for the body.

First Responders were able to locate and recover the body from the river.

The Moorhead Police Department is currently working on positively identifying the body and notifying family members.

Based on the ongoing investigation there is no additional information that will be released at this time. There is no indication there is a threat to public safety.

UPDATE: Officials have confirmed a body was found in the river in Moorhead.

The identification of the body is being withheld at this time.

Officials say they will release more information shortly.


Red River Regional Dispatch Center received a report of a possible body floating in water near 3601 Oakport St N in Moorhead.

The call came in around 4 p.m. Saturday.

Water rescue crews remain on scene. We have a Valley News Live reporter in the area.

Stick with Valley News Live as we get more information.