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Divers search for missing Merrill teen


By Jessica Sirls

MERRILL (WAOW)-- Searchers are looking for a teen who went missing while swimming in the Wisconsin River. Police say two 17 year-old girls were swimming earlier Thursday evening. A neighbor called authorities after hearing someone struggling in the water.

One of the girls was able to get out of the water. The other has been missing since around 7:00 PM. The Marathon County dive team is on the scene. Authorities tell us that the water in that area is about 12 feet deep but because of debris, the water is more dangerous.  

Newsline 9 will keep you updated as more information becomes available.

Online Reporter: Katie Rosenberg

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