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news Ellsworth, 54011
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

An 18-year-old Menomonie teenager was found Thursday morning along the bank of the Chippewa River, approximately one mile downstream from where he was last seen Monday night.

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Travis Weier was pronounced dead at the scene at approximately 6:27 a.m., said Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith in a news release.

Smith and Weier's family would like to thank all those that participated in the effort to locate Travis including the DNR, Menomonie Fire Department, Eau Claire Township Fire dive team, Mayo helicopter, Pepin County Sheriff's Office, Grantsburg K-9 Emergency Rescue Team and the Dunn County Medical Examiner's Office. Smith also commended Kwik Trip of Menomonie for its donation and Xcel Energy for their assistance lowering the water level on the river.

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