Body found as crews talked of suspending search

By: AP
By: AP
His body was found in about 10 feet of water.

WINONA, Minn. (AP) -- Recovery crews had talked about giving up the search for the fourth victim of a Mississippi River crash until spring just before they found his body.

Winona County Sheriff David Brand says he's grateful recovery crews were able to bring closure to the family of 29-year-old Andrew Kingsbury of La Crosse, Wis.

Area law enforcement agencies and volunteers have conducted an underwater search for Kingsbury since an SUV crashed into the river Jan. 5. If his body wasn't found Sunday, authorities talked about suspending the search until there was open water on the Mississippi.

The Winona Daily News says a dive rescue team from Washington County joined the effort Sunday and located Kingbury's body downstream near the Interstate Bridge.

The bodies of two men who were Kingsbury's childhood friends and a woman were recovered earlier.

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The body of a Wisconsin man who died earlier this month in a car accident has been found in the Mississippi River.

Winona County Sheriff David Brand said the body of 29-year-old Andrew Kingsbury was found Sunday.

The La Crosse man was one of four people in an SUV that veered off a Winona street, crashed through a guardrail and landed in the river on Jan 5. The other bodies have been recovered.

Brand said a robot with sonar technology located the body of Kingsbury in water that was 10 feet deep.


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