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11 saved when houseboat tips on Mississippi River

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Eleven people were rescued after a 58-foot houseboat tipped over on the Mississippi River near Dresbach on Memorial Day.

The La Crosse Tribune reports that six people were taken to a hospital, but all were expected to live. By Tuesday evening, all had been treated and released.

The other five did not need medical treatment.

Everyone on the boat has been accounted for.

Authorities say a preliminary investigation shows the boat may have lost power on Monday evening, then was swept into the rollers at Lock and Dam No. 7.

A family of four drowned in 2007 when their boat lost power in the same area.

Information from the Associated Press was used in this report. 


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