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updated 12:00 PM UTC, Jul 18, 2018

1 Dead, 1 Missing In Mississippi River Boat Crash

  • Written by Wheeler News
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(Brownsville, MN) -- Minnesota authorities say one person has been killed and a second is missing after a Saturday evening boat crash on the Mississippi River.

The incident happened near Wildcat Park and Landing in Brownsville, southwest of La Crosse. A witness says he saw a power boat slam into a concrete pylon shortly before 6:30 p-m. He and several others were able to jump into their boats and pull three people from the water. Seven people had been on the boat when it crashed, according to Houston County officials. The La Crosse County Dive Unit, several police departments and the U-S Fish and Wildlife Service had end their search efforts when it became too dark. No names have been released.


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