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Alcohol, swift current factors in Red Cedar River death

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NEW AUBURN, Wis. (AP) -- Authorities say a 43-year-old New Auburn woman has died after she entered the Red Cedar River in Dunn County.

She was reported missing Sunday afternoon after she was last seen at the boat landing at Riverside Park in the town of Sand Creek.

Authorities conducted search by land and water and found the woman downstream. She was later pronounced dead by the Dunn County Medical Examiner's Office.

Authorities believe alcohol and swift river currents were contributing factors. The woman's name isn't being released until her family is notified.

The Dunn County Sheriff's Office is still investigating. The sheriff is urging people to be careful on the water, especially in areas of swift current.

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