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Body brought out of Black River; person apparently fell into water after walking on ice



A coroner truck parked near the Clinton Street boat landing in La Crosse, after a body was discovered in the Black River on Feb. 23, 2022. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

A body has been recovered from the Black River, at the Clinton Street boat landing in north La Crosse.

Police and other emergency crews were called to the river around 4 p.m. Wednesday, when a set of footprints on the river ice led to open water.

The body was recovered a short time later, and was taken from the scene by the county medical examiner.

City police have not released information identifying the person yet, pending notification of relatives.

A body was found on Feb. 23, 2022, in the Black River near the boat landing on Clinton Street in La Crosse. (PHOTO: Brad Williams)

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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