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Crews resume search for missing angler

June 7, 2014
Associated Press

WINONA, Minn. (AP) — Authorities have resumed the search for a man who fell from a canoe into the backwaters of the Mississippi River near Winona.

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand identifies the victim as 88-year-old Robert Lester Duncanson, of Stockton.

KAGE-AM reports ( ) that Brand says Duncanson was fishing alone near the Prairie Island spillway around 11 a.m. Friday when he got too close to the churning water, which caused the canoe to flip over and Duncanson to fall into the water.

Brand says no one witnessed the incident but a deputy saw the canoe in the water shortly afterward. The canoe and the man's life jacket and fishing gear were recovered.

Safety officials warn that many rivers and lakes are running high because of recent heavy rains.


Information from: KAGE-AM,



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