Body of Wausau Man Found in Eau Claire River

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Updated 5:33pm:

The body of a canoeist found in the Eau Claire river near Altoona has been identified as that of 21-year-old Karter Riley Fitzgerald of Wausau.

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ALTOONA, Wis. (AP) -- Altoona police say they have found the body of a canoeist who has been missing since his boat capsized Thursday.

The man's body was found Saturday afternoon. His name wasn't immediately released.

Assistant Police Chief Jason Knecht says the man's body was found near the Golf and Country Club by a fisherman. An emergency helicopter flying overhead had also spotted something that looked like a body at about the same time.

Crews had been searching since Thursday night.

Police say two men were heading up the Eau Claire River when they got too close to the Altoona dam and flipped over. One of the men was able to swim to shore.


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