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Student who drowned in La Crosse was intoxicated


LA CROSSE (AP) -- The La Crosse County medical examiner says the college student who drowned in the Mississippi River at La Crosse this week was highly intoxicated.

Medical Examiner John Steers says a urine test found Craig Meyers' urine alcohol concentration was 0.28, more than three times the legal limit of intoxication. Final toxicology tests are pending. Steers says the 21-year-old Western Tech student died of cold water drowning with his high level of intoxication and hypothermia as contributing factors.

His father, Ken Meyers, tells the La Crosse Tribune he doesn't believe there was any foul play involved in his son's death. Nine intoxicated college-age men have drowned in area rivers since 1997. The FBI found no evidence of foul play in the previous deaths.

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