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Person drowns in North Platte River in Casper

July 4, 2021 GMT

CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — A person drowned Saturday in the North Platte River in Casper.

Officers got a report about a person in trouble in the water around 6:30 p.m. Saturday. Police and firefighters went into the water to try to rescue the person, whose identity wasn’t released.

The person died soon after being taken to a hospital, police officials said in a Facebook post.

The drowning was being investigated, the Casper Star-Tribune reported.