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Body of man found after tugboat incident

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Jul 4, 2013 at 6:05 am

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.

Winona County authorities say the boat lost power right before it capsized and went through the roller gates at Lock and Dam Number 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 27th. In 2007, four drowned at the dam when their boat was sucked back into it.

The Coast Guard is launching a formal investigation.

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