Fisherman is dead after Winona boating accident

Fisherman is dead after Winona...

WINONA, Minn. (WKBT) - The Winona County Sheriff's Office confirmed a fisherman is dead after a boating accident on the Upper Mississippi River.

According to the Winona Sheriff's Office, two fishermen were on a boat near a lock and dam.

The accident happened near Trempealeau on the Winona side of the river.

One of the fishermen, a 31-year-old male, was rescued while the second, a 23-year-old male, is confirmed dead.

According to Ron Ganrude with the Winona County Sheriff's Office, a witness fishing on shore noticed the boat capsized by the spillway.

"One of those men was able to get over to shore and the second man was struggling in the water 15, 20 feet off the shore, one of the fishermen on shore then jumped in for a recovery effort, but the man went down before he could get to him and he didn't come up."

According to Sheriffs, the boat was stuck at the spillway and the man was recovered about 75 yards downstream.

The names of the two fishermen involved in the accident are not being released at this time.


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