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UPDATE: Driver alive after car was found in water at Goose Island

LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - The driver of a car found upside down in the water Friday morning at Goose Island Park has been found alive.

Town of Shelby Police said they were dispatched along with the Shelby Fire department, La Crosse County Sheriff's Department, La Crosse County Dive Rescue and Tri-State Ambulance to a vehicle accident on County Road GI about 5:30 a.m.

Shelby Police said the vehicle was overturned and submerged in about two to three feet of water.  Crews searched the car and the water but the driver was not found. 

After the vehicle was removed from the water by a local towing company, Shelby Police said the driver of the car was identified and contacted. 

Police said the driver had no injuries but due to pending traffic charges the drivers name is not being released at this time.


LA CROSSE, Wis. (WXOW) - A car was found upside down in the river at Goose Island Park Friday morning.

Officers were called to the park at 5:25 a.m. They found a vehicle upside down in about two feet of water, said Town of Shelby Police Officer Sean Horton.

Horton said the vehicle slid about 20 yards off the bank into the water. Crews searched the car and river but the driver was not inside the car. The car doors were not open, the windows were down.

Crews spent about an hour searching the vehicle and the water. Police have not been able to locate the car's owner as of 7 a.m.

Horton said, "Situations are dangerous when you have heavy vehicles in water and it's probably muck underneath there, I haven't been in there myself but I'm assuming muck and decaying materials so you definitely have safety issues."

The Town of Shelby Fire Department and the La Crosse Dive Unit were among those on scene.

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