Deputies search for flipped canoe on Mississippi

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Victory, Wi. -- Sheriff John B. Spears reports the Vernon County Sheriff’s Department received a call about a canoe possibly flipped over in the Mississippi River near Victory.

Rescue crews arrived on scene and conducted a thorough search of the area. All boaters in the area where accounted for.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Department at the scene was Wheatland Fire Department, Wheatland First Responders, Desoto Fire Department, Crawford County Sheriff’s Department, Allamakee Sheriff’s Department, and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

This incident remains under investigation by the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.