Officials in Minnesota are currently searching for two men and a girl who went missing while swimming in a river.

According to the Goodhue County Sheriff’s Office, the swimmers were part of a family gathering at Diamond Island on the Vermillion River, near the confluence with the Mississippi River. While two adults and the girl were swimming, a man was fishing along the shore, as stated in a news release from the sheriff’s office.

All three swimmers began to struggle in the water, and the man on the shore went in to help. He successfully rescued an adult female and then went back into the water to try and save the others.

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The search is continuing for three people who went missing after going swimming in a Minnesota river.  (Fox News)

The sheriff’s office reported that both men and the girl went underwater and did not resurface. Although their names were not disclosed, the sheriff’s office mentioned that all three individuals were from the same household in Oakdale, Minnesota.

The sheriff’s office stated that all three people were inexperienced swimmers and were not wearing life vests. They were swimming in an area that had a depth of 3 feet but abruptly dropped to around 9 feet.

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