6-Year-Old Missing In Mississippi River

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) — The search for a 6-year-old boy is expected to resume Tuesday on the Mississippi River in La Crosse.

The U.S. Coast Guard and the La Crosse dive and rescue team began searching for Junior Thao Monday afternoon when he disappeared while swimming with siblings in the river off Pettibone Park. The La Crosse Tribune says the beach does not have a lifeguard. La Crosse County sheriff’s deputies used a tracking dog to search some nearby woods.

The search was suspended about 8 p.m. Monday.

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  • JackieM

    So sad to hear this. I hope he just went for a walk.

  • Sam I am

    How sad, rivers are not places that kids should be swimming. Under currents can be so deadly.

  • King Kong

    Hey Joseph, you need to resume that job search instead of typing inappropriate comments, you’ve probably been jobless for 2+ years and exhausted your UB. Get moving! Now moving on, I hope he is found, my own uncle drowned in the river not too long ago. God Bless.

    • The Architect

      What kind of juvenile comment is that? Good grief. You should be ashamed of yourself. Grow up.

      • King Kong

        Well, I guess someone removed their post in that case ALL: please ignore this post as it does not concern you.

        • The Architect

          Yeah, now instead of 2 idiots’ moronic comments, we just have yours.

          • King Kong

            Architect, you are putting your nose in things that does not concern you. Please mind your own business.

  • Jake

    Prayers for the little boy and his family.

  • Another parent

    As parents we all have experienced a time or two when our little ones get out of our line of vision. It happens in the blink of an eye. We may get distracted for a minute, look back to check on them, and theyve moved to a different location. Our searhing eyes , along with dreaded possibilities, run rampant in our thoughts until we locate the child, whether on land or water.Since we dont know these people, is it right we judge them, or make cruel, and insensitive remarks? Show some compassion before rattling off at the mouth. One day this could be any one of us experiencing the worst tragedy of our lives, would you appreciate your family having to read the comment section if you were the victim?

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