Skip to main content

Fourth and final body recovered from Mississippi in Winona

  • Author:
  • Updated:
    Original:

A fourth body was recovered from the Mississippi River near Winona on Sunday afternoon.

The Winona Daily News reported that members of a search team located the body of Andrew Kingsbury, 29, of LaCrosse under 10 feet of water along the levee about 125 feet south of the city's Interstate Bridge, on the side opposite the crash site.

WXOW reported that at around 3:45 p.m. crews using sonar and a sonar-equipped submersible robot spotted the body, according to Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand. Crews from Washington County brought the sonar equipment and made the dive. The Winona County Dive Team and Search Operations Assistance and Rescue were also on site. High tech tools have been used throughout the search to assist officers working in the challenging dark and murky waters.

Just after 1 a.m. on Jan. 5, an SUV carrying four people hit a guardrail, slid down an embankment and crashed through the ice into the Mississippi River. The bodies of Christina "Tina" Lee Hauser, 36, of Winona and Matthew Patrick Erickson, 29, of Chatfield were found buckled into the front seats of Hauser's submerged SUV the afternoon of Jan. 5. The body of Blake Overland, 28, of Stewartville was recovered the next day. Kingsbury was last seen with Hauser, Erickson and Overland leaving a Winona bar shortly before the crash.

The television report estimated that 30 members of the rescue crew have spent more than 1,400 hours in bitter wintry temperatures as they have searched for Kingsbury. His body was taken to Rochester for an autopsy.

The three men were childhood friends and graduates of Lanesboro High School.

Next Up

ambulance

Man dies after being 'punched in the head' during altercation in Duluth

A 46-year-old man is in custody and facing 1st-degree manslaughter charges.

Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders says Zimmer, Spielman hadn't spoken 'in months'

Sanders' comments revealed some of the Vikings' issues last season.

police tape, crime scene

Brooklyn Park man pleads guilty in 2020 fatal drive-by shooting

Devon Manley will be sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole after 30 years.

Screen Shot 2020-06-16 at 7.48.35 AM

Man gets 10 years for fatal pawn shop fire during Minneapolis riots

The incident, which took place during riots in May 2020,  resulted in one man's death.

Rep. Ilhan Omar

Election officials dismiss conservative group's complaint against Rep. Ilhan Omar

The group alleged that she used campaign funds on her future husband's consulting firm.

Screen Shot 2022-01-15 at 9.53.04 AM

Reports: 6 names surface in Vikings' search for new head coach

Six names have surfaced Saturday in the Minnesota Vikings' hunt for a new head coach.

Pexels - face mask covid holding

Minnetonka approves mask mandate in emergency ordinance

The mandate officially goes into effect Monday night.

snow, measuring snow, snow totals

Here are the snow totals from Friday's winter storm in Minnesota

There was a sharp gradient around the Twin Cities, with the highest amounts in southwestern Minnesota.

Mats Zuccarello

Zuccarello scores twice, Wild win third straight

A team effort helped Minnesota dispatch the Ducks.

Rep. Tou Xiong

State lawmaker Tou Xiong apologizes after driving under the influence

The state representative was pulled over on the night of Jan. 8.

St Lukes Duluth GSV Pro

Duluth hospital requiring visitors to show vax proof, neg. test

The health care system is also tightening visitor guidelines.

ridgeview urgent care facebook

Ridgeview halting urgent care at a Twin Cities site 'until further notice'

The organization cited "growing emergency medical needs" at the facility.

Related