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Man drowns in Black River on north side of La Crosse

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An apparent drowning on the Black River in north La Crosse this weekend. 

Around 3:30 on Saturday afternoon, a man was seen struggling in the river, near Shopko Bay.  

Fishermen taking part in the local Bassmaster Tournament pulled him out of the water, after he went below the surface. 

First Responders at Black’s Cove attempted life-saving measures, but the man died shortly after being brought out of the water.

The man’s name has not been released, and La Crosse police are still investigating.

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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  1. Alejandra

    September 22, 2022 at 10:22 pm

    If anyone has any info about him on this day. It says he died shortly after being pulled out.

    I’m his little sister.

    To the fisherman who tried to save him. Thank you attempting to save him.

  2. Alejandra

    September 22, 2022 at 10:25 pm

    He was supposed to meet up with someone that day. Did he have items on him when pulled? He has a backpack and sleeping bag. If anyone has any of his items I would love to have them.

    Something from the day. 💔

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