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Searchers find boater’s body near Winona

Brad Williams

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A 63-year-old Winona man is identified as the boater whose body was found in the Mississippi River after an accident last weekend.

Searchers recovered Robert Bronk’s body Saturday, more than 24 hours after he and a second man fell out of a boat while they were fishing.

A fast current on a spillway apparently caused the boat to overturn.

The second man, from Decorah, was rescued by another boat after the accident.

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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