Body of La Crosse man found in Jackson Co.

Published: Aug. 19, 2016 at 1:51 PM CDT
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Investigators will do an autopsy on a man whose body was found earlier this week.

On Friday, the Jackson County Sheriff's Office said crews found James Barney, 53, of La Crosse in about 5-7 feet of water. The sheriff's office received a report of a possible missing person on Wednesday afternoon. The caller said that Barney was working on a suspension bridge over a pond on County Road K in Hatfield, and that he had not been seen in a couple hours. The sheriff's office called in the Jackson County Dive Team to help.

Crews found Barney's body about 90 minutes after the call for help. There's no word on a cause of death.