LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — La Crosse County authorities are identifying the man who drowned near Goose Island Park on Saturday. He's 36-year-old Terry Jones of La Crosse.
The sheriff's office says Sunday that deputies received a call about 5:45 p.m. Saturday about a man drowning in a swimming area about a half-mile from the island park.
The man's companion told deputies they had taken a canoe to a sandbar where the victim went into the water to swim. He soon began struggling, but the second man didn't get there in time.
The water in the area was about 10 feet deep with a strong current.
Jones' body was recovered by a dive unit about 7:50 p.m. Saturday.