UPDATE: Body of Minn. Boating Accident Vicitm Found

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UPDATED: Wed 4:52 PM, Jul 03, 2013

DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) -- Authorities have recovered the body of a Wisconsin man who was missing after a tugboat went over the Dresbach dam in eastern Minnesota.

Officials say the 22-year-old man never left the boat. He was recovered inside the three-level tugboat, wearing his life jacket. Two other Wisconsin men survived with minor injuries.

The La Crosse Tribune reports that Winona County authorities say the boat lost power right before it capsized and went through the roller gates at Lock and Dam No. 7 early Wednesday.

The dam is the same place where 11 people were rescued after a rented houseboat was swept over the roller gates and capsized May 27. In 2007, four drowned at the dam when their boat was sucked back into it.

The Coast Guard will launch a formal investigation.

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DRESBACH, Minn. (AP) -- One person is missing after a tugboat went over the rollers of the Dresbach dam in eastern Minnesota.

La Crescent firefighter Cassie Buehler says three people were involved altogether but she doesn't know the condition of the other two people.

She says the Winona County sheriff's department is the main department overseeing the rescue operation. She says her department received a call at around 6:15 a.m. Wednesday asking for help. She had no other information.

No one was immediately available for comment Wednesday morning at the sheriff's department.