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New Tugboat Crashes at Dresbach, MN

(7/4/13-Tony Hart) A Genoa man was found dead yesterday in a tugboat that crashed over the roller gates at the Mississippi lock and dam near Dresbach, and tipped over.

The body of 22-year-old Tyler Trussoni was recovered from the second deck of the Megan Mc-"B," about nine hours after the incident was first reported. Two other Wisconsin men had minor injuries. They were treated at a La Crosse hospital. The mishap occurred on the Minnesota side of Lock-and-Dam Number-Seven, just northwest of La Crosse. Over a half-dozen area rescue teams took part. Winona County Sheriff David Brand said they could not enter the boat due to the high waters inside, so a specialized diving team from the boat's owner – Brennan Marine of La Crosse – recovered the body. Trussoni was an employee of the company. He worked there for about three years. The Dresbach Dam is the same place where 11 people were rescued in May, after their rented houseboat went over the roller gates. Four people died at the same location in 2007.

Source: Wheeler News

 

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