EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (AP) - Eau Claire police say a kayaker made up a report of two missing canoeists that prompted a search of the Chippewa River.
Police arrested the kayaker - a 30-year-old man from Manitowoc - on suspicion of obstructing an officer, a misdemeanor. He was booked and released.
On Tuesday, police and firefighters were sent to the Chippewa River for a kayaker in distress in the water. The kayaker told police he had overturned his kayak while trying to rescue two canoeists.
The kayaker said the two men were still in the river and had been swept downstream.
An Eau Claire police spokesman says the kayaker gave no reason for making up the story.
The Leader-Telegram reports the two-day search involved several agencies, including the state Department of Natural Resources.
Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.
Republican Governor Scott Walker addressed a controversial campaign letter Thursday while in Green Bay for a groundbreaking.
A local landmark, for good or bad, in Grand Chute could soon be coming down.
We're spreading a little holiday cheer to area military families this year.
An Allouez man who has not been seen in a week could be at risk without his medication, Brown County sheriff’s officials say.
The DNR says six private wells in the Manitowoc County town of Newton are showing signs of contamination.
Time continues to tick away as to whether or not Walmart can continue to have exclusive rights to a piece of property in Green Bay's Broadway District.