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Divers pull third Minnesota student involved in accident from river

A search crew of the Chicago Police Department’s marine unit returns to the marine safety station in Chicago after their search for 21-year-old Lauren Li. Police have said Li and two friends fell into the icy river earlier this week after Ken Hoang, 26, jumped over a fence in downtown Chicago to retrieve a cellphone he’d dropped in the water. Li and Quoc-Viet Phan Hoang, 23, both University of Minnesota students, tried to help, but fell in after. Ken Hoang, a former University of Minnesota student from St. Paul, Minn., was pronounced dead after he was pulled from the river Monday. Li’s body was pulled from the river Wednesday.
A search crew of the Chicago Police Department’s marine unit returns to the marine safety station in Chicago after their search for 21-year-old Lauren Li. Police have said Li and two friends fell into the icy river earlier this week after Ken Hoang, 26, jumped over a fence in downtown Chicago to retrieve a cellphone he’d dropped in the water. Li and Quoc-Viet Phan Hoang, 23, both University of Minnesota students, tried to help, but fell in after. Ken Hoang, a former University of Minnesota student from St. Paul, Minn., was pronounced dead after he was pulled from the river Monday. Li’s body was pulled from the river Wednesday.

CHICAGO (AP) – Chicago police divers have pulled the body of a female University of Minnesota student from the icy Chicago River after an accident that left another student dead and a third injured.

The Cook County medical examiner’s office identified the woman pulled from the river Wednesday as 21-year-old Lauren Li of Burnsville, Minn. Twenty-six-year-old Ken Hoang of St. Paul, was pronounced dead after he was pulled from the river Monday. A third student, Quoc-Viet Phan Hoang was rescued and treated at a Chicago hospital.

Chicago police have said Ken Hoang jumped over a fence downtown to retrieve a cellphone he’d dropped in the water. The others tried to help but fell in after him.

The University of Minnesota says Li was a senior in the College of Biological Sciences.

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