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Woodbury man found dead in Mississippi River

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Woodbury resident Curtis Allen Golla, 44, died early Sunday morning after he jumped from a dock at the Harbor Bar and drowned, according to the Pierce County Sheriff's Department.


Pierce County deputies present at the Hager City, Wis., bar were alerted to the incident at 2:49 a.m. by a male who told them a man had fallen into the Mississippi River. A civilian search turned up the body of Golla, in about 10 to 12 feet of water.

Deputies attempted life-saving measures, according to a press release. Golla was later pronounced dead at Fairview Red Wing Medical Center.

Investigation of the incident revealed Golla was standing on the dock near a houseboat he was visiting and jumped into the river for a swim, Pierce County investigator Doug Ducklow said in the press release. Witnesses said Golla was seen entering the water but never surfacing.

The case remains under investigation, Ducklow said.