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Rescue personnel scan the swollen waters of Amity Creek on Tuesday in Duluth while searching for a 13-year-old boy who was swept away by the strong currents near the Deeps. (Clint Austin / caustin@duluthnews.com)

Boy missing after jumping into Duluth's 'Deeps'

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Rescue crews searched into the night Tuesday for a 13-year-old boy who witnesses say was taken by the current in a rain-swollen swimming area on Amity Creek.

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Jefferson Anthony Bowen Jr. reportedly jumped into the water near the section of Amity Creek known as "the Deeps." His jump was not accidental nor was it from high on the rocks, said Tom Crossmon, captain of the St. Louis County Search and Rescue Squad.

"He jumped very close to the surface of the water," he said.

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