HOWARD LAKE -- The family have 18-year-old Levi Wuollet has confirmed the body found in the river Thursday night to be their son.

In a post on Wuollet's YouCaring page, his family writes their son was found.

We found our dear beloved son and brother Levi last evening at approx  5:30pm.  While are hearts are broken we still wish to thank everyone who has prayed, searched,  fed and cared for us with so much love.  The outpouring support of community,  family,  friends,  law enforcement,  search & rescue,  red  cross and to many others to name has been what has carried us through this tragedy.   Thank you!  Levi's family

Wright County authorities received a call at about 5:30 p.m. Thursday from volunteers searching the area saying they had found the body in the river, downstream from where the teen was last seen.

18-year-old Levi Wuollet, of Dassel, was swimming with friends and relatives Monday in the North Fork Crow River when he went under water and did not resurface.

The body was taken to the Midwest Medical Examiner's Office to be properly identified.

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