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Man dies following weekend boating accident on Mississippi River

Man dies following weekend boating accident on Mississippi River

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WKBT) - A man has died as a result of a boating accident Saturday afternoon on the Mississippi River.

On August 17 at 3:02 p.m., the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office Water Patrol received a report of a boating accident on the East Channel of the Mississippi River near the entrance to French Slough.

The report said a 2006 Skeeter boat, operated by Keith Matush, of Dane, Wisconsin, was traveling downstream from French Slough into the East Channel of the Mississippi River when it collided with an Alumacraft boat. The driver of the Alumacraft, Scott Halvorson was traveling upstream on the East Channel of the Mississippi River nearing the French Slough when the collision occurred.

According to the press release from the Sheriff's Office, Halvorson reported having minor injuries and refused medical attention.

On August 18, the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office was notified that Halvorson was hospitalized from undiagnosed injuries received from the accident. On August 19, the Sheriff's Office was told that Halvorson passed away.

The accident remains under investigation by the La Crosse County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Witnesses of the accident are asked to contact the Sheriff's Office during business hours at 608-785-9629.

 

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