Man Disappears on the Black River

Jackson County Deputies are still searching for a man believed to have drowned in the Black River over the weekend. The man has been identified as 52-year-old Mario Genna from Black River Falls. The Jackson County dive team and Firefighters have been searching for him since Friday evening.
Police say Genna was dropped off at a boat launch around 7 a.m. on Friday, and that his plan was to canoe up the river and camp overnight. His canoe, with a small dog and camping gear inside, was found Friday evening. Officers don't suspect foul play.


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