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Kayaker’s Body Found In Winona County

Mississippi River in Clearwater Photo: Joshua Akkerman, WJON News
Mississippi River in Clearwater
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
found.

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