- Associated Press - Tuesday, November 11, 2014

DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) - Wintry weather has forced authorities to temporarily suspend the search for a boater who went missing on the Mississippi River in southeastern Minnesota.

KAGE-AM (https://bit.ly/1v0jm9W ) reports Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says the search for 27-year-old Joshua Xiong of Onalaska, Wisconsin, is set to resume Wednesday morning.

Xiong left to go fishing late Saturday and went missing near Lock and Dam 7 in Dresbach. Authorities say a gas tank, life jacket and boat with significant damage were found nearby on Sunday. Authorities believe the boat went through a roller gate.

The sheriff says sonar and a robotic camera will be brought in Wednesday to continue the search.

Winona County will call for helicopters to search the area later this week if needed.


Information from: KAGE-AM, https://www.winonaradio.com

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