Search for Boy Continues

Winona County Sheriff Dave Brand said a search of the Mississippi River below Dresbach will be conducted later this month for a young boy who drowned in six years ago along with three family members.

Sheriff Dave Brand said three or four special search dogs will be brought in on August 24th to see if any trace of the young Hmong boy can be found.

The boy was with three other family members in a small boat that got too close to Lock and Dam Seven in May of 2007.

The current caused the boat to capsize and all four were thrown into the water. The bodies of an adult male and female were eventually recovered along with  second child.

After extensive searches the boy's body was never found.

Brand said relatives of the family would like to see if they can get some closure on the incident.

Brand said the search is not connected to the recent finding of a human jaw bone on a Mississippi River island in the Winona area. The 2007 drowning occurred on the downriver side of the Dresbach dam.

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