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updated 1:41 PM UTC, Dec 27, 2014

Towboat Recovered

  • Written by Bob Gabrielson
  • Published in News

(7/18/13) A La Crosse company has recovered a towboat that capsized at a lock on the Mississippi River 15 days ago.

Crew member Tyler Trussoni of Genoa was killed in the mishap. It happened when the boat went over a roller gate and overturned at Lock-and-Dam Number-seven just northwest of La Crosse at Dresbach Minnesota. Trussoni was trapped in the boat's compartment during the July third incident. Two other crew members escaped. They worked for the boat's owner, Brennan Marine, whose salvage crews set it upright and yesterday and towed it to the company's La Crosse shipyard. The Coast Guard said a week ago it would investigate the cause of the mishap. Brennan and local authorities blamed it on mechanical failures, a strong river current, and high water.

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