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Missing fisherman found safe


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A missing La Crosse fisherman is found safe Wednesday afternoon after being stranded in his boat overnight on the river.

La Crosse Police said they were called about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon about a missing person. The caller told police that her husband went out fishing on Tuesday afternoon and had not returned home or been heard from. Police said the man was last seen loading his boat into the water by the Municipal Boat Harbor around 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

Police said several search and rescue crews were called out to search the river including; La Crosse Police, La Crosse Fire, La Crosse Dive Unit, Wisconsin DNR and Medlink Helicopter. Before the boats were placed into the water, a La Crosse Police Department spokesperson said they were notified that the man had been found.

According to police, the man had walked to the Kwik Trip in Stoddard to call his wife and let her know that he was okay. Police said the man told his wife that his motor on his boat quit working and he was stranded on the river. The man did not have a cell phone. He didn't report any injuries in the incident.


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