BROWNSVILLE, Minn. (AP) — A Wisconsin man who was tubing in southeastern Minnesota was killed after he became submerged under a barge.
The Houston County Sheriff's Office identifies the victim as 27-year-old Andrew J. Revels of La Crosse. He was tubing Saturday afternoon on Lawrence Lake, which is connected to the Mississippi River north of the town of Brownsville, when he fell from his tube and went underneath a nearby barge.
Authorities were notified when Revels did not emerge from the water. Emergency personnel from Houston County, Winona and La Crosse initiated a search and used a tugboat to separate the barge. Revels' body was found about 10:15 p.m., still wearing his lifejacket.