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Body recovered from Mississippi River

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CRAWFORD COUNTY, Wis. (KWWL) - The Crawford County, Wisconsin Sheriff's Dept. recovered the body of 64-year-old Roger Goodell Saturday afternoon from the Mississippi River. Goodell was presumed drowned by officials on Oct. 11.

Around 4:30 p.m. Saturday, two boaters notified the Crawford County Sheriff's Dept. they had spotted what may be a body in the Mississippi River south of Lock and Dam 9.

The Sheriff`s Dept responded and recovered the body of Goodell, who had fallen out of the boat he was fishing in two weeks ago. Crews had been searching for Goodell's body daily since he was presumed drowned. His body was found approximately three-fourths of a mile downstream from the dam.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22,  the Sheriff's Department utilized two cadaver dogs, which are trained to detect human remains. They were taken out by boat to the roller gate were Goodell had fallen in the river. Both dogs indicated, meaning there was an odor of human remains.

On Friday, Oct. 24, The roller gate was then lifted up so the bottom could be inspected. Nothing was found but officials say it's apparent Goodell's body was trapped under the gate and released as the gate was being lifted.

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