River Search Near Colfax Suspended

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Crews have now ended their search for the day for a missing man in the Red Cedar River near Colfax.

The Dunn County Sheriff’s Department says around 5:30 last night a man was walking on the edge of the river near an area known as the Russian Slough when he slipped and fell in.

The people he was with tried to rescue him but because of the fast moving current weren’t able to save him.

Several crews searched the area until dark last night and were back out there most of today.

The Menomonie fire chief says they will continue with periodic searches of the river, but have suspended the full search for now.

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