Student found in creek

The body of a University of Minnesota-Duluth student was discovered on Sunday.

Benjamin Farniok

Police identified a body found in Chester Creek in Duluth, Minn., as University of Minnesota-Duluth student Kyle Noble on Sunday.
 
St. Louis County Sheriff’s Department Sgt. Claire Olson said officers responded to a call from passersby on Saturday afternoon about possible human remains in the creek.
 
Officers found the body floating in the creek at about 1 p.m., Olson said. 
 
Noble was walking along a trail near the creek when he fell down a 75-foot cliff into the water. Investigators are working under the assumption that Noble’s death was accidental, and no foul play is suspected, according to the statement.
 
“He did show what appeared to be head trauma, which would have happened by hitting a rock or something,” Olson said.
 
University of Minnesota-Duluth released a tweet announcing Noble’s death Sunday. Noble was last seen alive by a family member at 2 a.m. Saturday, Olson said, adding that he was not reported missing. 
 
Olson said Noble had consumed alcohol prior to his death, but it is unknown if he had drank to the point of intoxication.
 
Officers identified Noble with his driver’s license, found inside his pocket, Olson said.