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.