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Drunk man walks onto the ice on riverfront



It’s a good thing the river was frozen over the weekend.

La Crosse police say a drunk man walked through Riverside Park on Saturday night, and actually went out onto the ice.

Security camera footage shows the man emptying his pockets and walking out onto the ice of the main channel of the Mississippi River. The man was discovered about ten feet out onto the ice, close to open water.

He spent about 20 minutes out on the ice, before police were able to coax him back to shore.

They say he blew a .29 on a breathalyzer and was taken to a hospital for evaluation.

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from UW - La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area. He regularly covers local courts and city and county government. Brad produces the features "Yesterday in La Crosse" and "What's Buried on Brad's Desk." He also writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse. Brad been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.

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