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Six people and a dog rescued from La Crosse river after boats capsize

Drew Kelly

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Six people, a dog and multiple boats capsized had emergency crews called to the La Crosse River on Sunday afternoon.

The call came in around 3:30 p.m., as three of four boats capsized and six people were in the water.

All the people were brought to shore safely with no injuries. The dog was apparently taken to the vet. Facebook comments on the La Crosse F.D. Facebook post state it died.

The police department and Tri-State Ambulance were also on scene.

La Crosse saw heavy storms both in the morning and the afternoon.

Born in Decorah Iowa. I've been a news reporter for the last 10 years, starting right out of college in Fort Dodge, Iowa. Other professional opportunities led me to Marshalltown, Iowa and Antigo Wisconsin, before I finally was afforded the opportunity here in La Crosse. I've been here since 2016. I also act as the voice of local sports, doing play by play of high school and college football and basketball. When not working I enjoy golfing.