8 people, 2 dogs rescued from stranded boat on Mississippi River

No one was hurt as a result of the incident, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.
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Published: Jun. 26, 2022 at 3:03 PM CDT
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GENOA, Wis. (WEAU) - Eight people and two dogs were rescued after being stranded when their boat motor stalled on the Mississippi River near Genoa Saturday afternoon.

In a release, the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office said that they were called about a pontoon that had stalled at 4:21 p.m. Saturday.

The pontoon’s operators tied their boat to a buoy north of U.S. Lock and Dam #8 in Genoa, which is about 15 miles downriver from La Crosse, after the motor failed, according to the release.

The Genoa-Harmony Fire Department was able to tow the pontoon back to land. No one was hurt as a result of the incident, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

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