Lake Phalen drowning victim identified

ST. PAUL, Minn. - A 22-year-old St. Paul man died after he went under water near a beach platform at St. Paul's Lake Phalen and did not resurface on Saturday.

Ramsey County Sheriff Sgt. Jay Maher tells the St. Paul Pioneer Press that Roger Valle was swimming by a beach platform around 8 p.m. Saturday when one of his family members reportedly saw him go under water. His body was recovered a short time later.

Authorities are investigating. The official cause of his death hasn't been released.


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