- Associated Press - Friday, February 17, 2017

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 Winona Daily News (https://bit.ly/2kGR68U ) reports 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.


Information from: Winona Daily News, https://www.winonadailynews.com

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