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Alcohol contributing factor in La Crosse river death


LA CROSSE (AP)-- Final autopsy results show alcohol intoxication contributed to the death of a La Crosse college student whose body was found in the Mississippi River.


The La Crosse County medical examiner's report says 21 year-old Craig Meyers had a blood alcohol content of 0.19, which is more than twice the legal limit of intoxication. Physicians say the blood test is a more accurate determination of intoxication than a urine test, which put Meyers' alcohol concentration at 0.28.

The autopsy report says there was no signs of trauma to Meyers' body, which was pulled from the river February 16, two days after he disappeared. The La Crosse Tribune reports the former state champion wrestler was a student at Western Technical College.

Online Reporter: Jill Courtney

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