drowning in mississippi

drowning in mississippi

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RJS

Saint Joseph, MN

#1 Aug 7, 2011
Does anyone have any information on a drowning in the mississippi river in elk river on friday aug. 5th, 2011
Nana

Amery, WI

#2 Aug 7, 2011
What have your heard?
RJS

Saint Joseph, MN

#3 Aug 7, 2011
One person was rescued and as of saturday they were still looking for another person. Haven't heard anything on the news, but I know one of the persons that lives on the river and helped in the rescue.
nana

Monticello, MN

#4 Aug 8, 2011
RJS wrote:
One person was rescued and as of saturday they were still looking for another person. Haven't heard anything on the news, but I know one of the persons that lives on the river and helped in the rescue.
Do you know where the person they are looking for lives? What town. Who was the survivor? Why is nothing on the news?
Jim

Willmar, MN

#5 Aug 8, 2011
Heard about this as well
It looks like a lot of money was spent combing the river on Friday evening Saturday and Sunday but nothing made news

Sorry
JJJ

Big Lake, MN

#6 Aug 8, 2011
I was there for many hours. I belong to one of the agencies that was called. From what I know it is an on going investigation so until all the peaces are put together you will probably not here much.
nana

Monticello, MN

#7 Aug 8, 2011
why is NOTHING on the news?
There always seems to be for other possible drownings....it would be nice to let people know so that they can be on the lookout along the shore, or if the missing person shows up somewhere?
Angie from Otsego

Whitestown, IN

#8 Aug 11, 2011
nana wrote:
why is NOTHING on the news?
There always seems to be for other possible drownings....it would be nice to let people know so that they can be on the lookout along the shore, or if the missing person shows up somewhere?
No kidding, news about this would have been good. I live right on the road that goes to the river access. I seen the sheriffs and the boats rushing down the road Friday, early evening and then seen the helicopter circling. It was a little unsettling not knowing what was going on. About 9:45 PM, I seen 3 Sheriff SUV's with boats leaving the access and a couple of squad cars.
They have still been driving by everyday with the boats, going in and out all week ~ even today I seen them heading down there again. I was thinking since I hadn't heard anything that maybe they were doing practice rescues or rescue training or something... but today I finally found out what was going on via a friend that directed me to an article in the Monticello Times. You would think that they would want more publicity for the people that live on the river to be aware.... especially if they have younger kids that can play near the river and potentially see something traumatizing to them.
curious

Mankato, MN

#9 Aug 14, 2011
Have there been any other updates on this?
kab

Minneapolis, MN

#10 Aug 15, 2011
I heard that a two men in their late 20s were innertubing from the Kadler Avenue boat landing to an island. One could touch bottom, so got out of his tube but was swept away. As of a couple of days ago, the body still had not been recovered. According to the Elk River newspaper, the river is extremely high and moving between 3 and 6 mph, and all boaters and tubers should be cautious. This is not a typical August!
curious

Mankato, MN

#11 Aug 15, 2011
Thank you. I walk my dog at the Otsego Park by the river and saw the boat with 2 search and rescue people early last week. Very sad situation.
just me

Litchfield, MN

#12 Aug 21, 2011
Heard they recovered body today. No more details.
Christine

Elk River, MN

#13 Aug 27, 2011
Visit the Monticello Times obituary page, he was found. Very sad.

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