Boater missing in Mississippi River in SE Minnesota

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May 18, 2012 at 6:39 am

WINONA, MN (AP) - A Winona man is missing after he fell off a boat into the  Mississippi River.
Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says two men were boating about 4 p.m. Thursday when one fell into the river.
The 57-year-old man was not wearing a life vest. The other man threw one to him but he couldn't reach it.
The search continued until it grew dark about 8:30 p.m. Searchers planned to go out again at 7 a.m. Friday.
The Winona Daily News ( reports the Mayo One helicopter scanned miles of river and shoreline for hours, but found nothing.
Law enforcement planned to ask operators to temporarily close Lock and Dam 6 near Trempealeau, Wis.


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