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Tubing Accident Kills 1 In Chippewa County

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CORNELL, Wis. (AP) — A 29-year-old Eau Claire resident is dead after a tubing accident on Lake Holcombe in Chippewa County.

Chippewa County Sheriff James Kowalczyk tells the Chippewa Herald that the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating the accident, which happened about 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

The sheriff’s department says someone died after a boat pulling people on tubes struck a pillar on Lake Holcombe near the County Highway M bridge.

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