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Man drowns while trying to save children during canoeing trip

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GRANT COUNTY, Wis. (KWWL) -

A man drowned while trying to help some children in trouble during a church group canoeing trip.  The group from Greenfield, Wisconsin stopped at a sandbar on the Wisconsin River, about one mile east of Blue River in Grant County on Saturday.  

According to deputies, some children were playing in the water, and it appeared some were in trouble.  37-year-old Scott Myren went in to help, but was pulled underwater by the current.

His body was found a couple hours later by search and rescue crews.  

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