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Crews search Mississippi River for missing angler

By: AP
By: AP

WINONA, Minn. (AP) -- Crews are searching the Mississippi River for a fisherman who fell from a canoe near Winona.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand says the man -- believed to be in his late 80s -- was alone fishing near the Prairie Island spillway when he got too close to the spillway. Brand says the churning water caused the man to fall out of his canoe.

Brand says no one witnessed the incident but a deputy saw the canoe in the water shortly afterward.

KAGE-AM reports the canoe and the man's life jacket and fishing gear were recovered.

The incident happened about 11 a.m. Friday. The man's name was not immediately released.


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