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    WI - Joshua Xiong, 27, Dresbach Lock and Dam, 9 November 2014

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    Crews still searching for missing Onalaska man
    Searchers are still looking for 27-year-old Joshua Xiong, who went missing after fishing near the Dresbach Lock and Dam on November 9.

    Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said helicopters have been flying over the river, canvassing the ground and water for any signs of Xiong.

    Additionally, Brand said cadaver dogs have been used out on the river.

    “We're hoping with the weather warming up, we can bring out some more dogs and search along the banks of the river,” he said. “We're going to keep this process up until the river freezes over.”

    Brand said the need for volunteers is still high, with fewer coming out to assist in the recovery effort as the weather gets colder.
    http://www.wxow.com/story/27502489/2...g-onalaska-man
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    Updated link...reports her as found and safe...

    https://www.facebook.com/pages/WBBJ-...stream&fref=nf

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    KJ's Mamu, I think you were posting in the wrong thread .

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    Xiong is presumed to have drowned in the accident.

    Xiong was reported missing Sunday morning after did not return from a late night fishing trip. Mueller said Xiong went walleye fishing alone at Lock and Dam No. 7 near Dresbach about 11 p.m. Saturday. Rescue crews began the search about 9:30 a.m. Sunday after finding a life jacket and gas tank near the dam and a boat about one mile downstream. The boat had sustained significant damage.

    Authorities believe the accident took place by roller gate No. 1 and that the boat went through the gate. They flushed the gates Sunday but did not find the boater.
    http://lacrossetribune.com/news/loca...f3844f311.html


    More about the search on Nov 19:

    The search is being described as a recovery effort.
    http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/...3a4353b00.html


    From today:

    Searchers are still looking for 27-year-old Joshua Xiong, who went missing after fishing near the Dresbach Lock and Dam on November 9.

    Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said helicopters have been flying over the river, canvassing the ground and water for any signs of Xiong.

    Additionally, Brand said cadaver dogs have been used out on the river.
    http://www.wxow.com/story/27502489/2...g-onalaska-man

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    Joshua's family is sharing the search efforts on Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/memoryofjoshua

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    Sheriff Brand "The Big Teddy Bear" is retiring.
    http://www.winonadailynews.com/news/...233e31fcd.html
    Most recently, Brand has spent every day since Nov. 9 searching for the missing body of Joshua Hli Xiong who is believed dead after his boat was found empty near a treacherous area along the Mississippi. Day, night or weekend, Brand has rarely missed a day of searching and being with the family.

    His determination and compassion has made a tremendous difference, the family said. And for 26 year-old Maly Vue — the girlfriend of nine years and mother of Xiong’s two children — it’s helped her cope with the loss of her other half.

    “He couldn’t make me feel any more comfortable going through this,” Maly Vue said. “He makes me feel more courage.”

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    Search for missing Onalaska man along Mississippi River suspended

    Authorities have suspended a long search for a boater who's missing and presumed drowned in the Mississippi River near La Crosse.

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    Winona County Sheriff Ron Ganrude said a search has continued for almost two months -- but it was suspended because the river has frozen over. He said the search effort will resume this spring.

    http://wtaq.com/news/articles/2015/j...ver-suspended/

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    http://lacrossetribune.com/news/loca...6a35ea767.html

    Emergency responders recovered a body from the Mississippi River Friday morning in downtown La Crosse.
    Police are working with the Winona County Sheriff's Department to determine if it could be the body of 27-year-old Joshua Xiong of Onalaska.

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    http://lacrossetribune.com/news/loca...6a35ea767.html

    Police have identified the body pulled from the Mississippi River Friday morning in downtown La Crosse as that of an Onalaska man missing since November...

    A message on his Facebook memorial page Friday read: “Thank god we can now put our sweet angel to rest. Thank you for all the prayers and support. it means the world to our family. The search is over and we can now try to heal.”



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