Kayaker’s Body Found In Winona County
Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
WINONA, Minn. (AP) Authorities in Winona County are investigating the death
of a kayaker whose body was found on the shores of the Mississippi River.
Sheriff Ron Ganrude says deputies learned the man had gone kayaking and failed
to return. A Minnesota Department of Natural Resources employee found the man's
vehicle parked at the Minneiska boat landing about 9 p.m. Thursday.
Game wardens, sheriff's deputies, the Winona dive/rescue team and the Minnesota
State Patrol helicopter were called out to search.
The body of the man, dressed in a wetsuit, was found shortly before 1 a.m. Friday about 10 feet from shore and not far from the boat landing.
Ganrude says there were cuts on his hands and his kayak was nowhere to be