Body reportedly found in search for missing boater near Winona

The boater went missing on Friday evening.
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A body has reportedly been found in the search for a missing boater near Winona.

The Winona County Sheriff's Office says it first received a report of a boat in distress around 7:45 p.m. Friday, relating to an area of the Prairie Island Spillway on the Mississippi River.

When they got there, they found that one person had been rescued by a nearby boater, but a 63-year-old man had gone into the water.

Crews searched until 10:30 p.m. on Friday, before resuming on Saturday morning.

WXOW is now reporting that they have recovered the 63-year-old's body as of Saturday evening, with the discovery made around 8 p.m.

The man has not yet been identified by authorities.

The Prairie Island boat landing had been closed to allow for search teams to conduct its operations.

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