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La Crosse Drowning Victim .40 Blood-Alcohol Level

The final autopsy report on a UW-La Crosse student who was found dead in the Mississippi River in early April has been completed.

Authorities say the cause of death of 21-year-old Jared Dion of Pewaukee is a freshwater drowning with alcohol intoxication as a contributing factor.

The La Crosse County Medical Examiner's office says the autopsy shows Dion's alcohol level at .40, which is five times the level considered legal intoxication. The legal level is .08.

However, police say the manner of his death is undetermined.
Friends said Dion vanished from the downtown area where he and others had been drinking.


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