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Crews search for missing UW-Eau Claire student

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EAU CLAIRE (WQOW) -

PRESS RELEASE FROM UW-EAU CLAIRE POLICE - At approximately 10:45 p.m. on April 19, 2013, the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Police Department responded to an emergency call regarding a male individual who fell into the Chippewa River from the university footbridge.

As part of the investigation, police discovered a student was missing from his on-campus residence hall. Witnesses on the footbridge who saw the male subject provided information that match the description of the missing student.  Attempts to locate the missing student have thus far been unsuccessful. The missing student is David Patrick Rodgers from Northfield, Minnesota. Rodgers, 20, is described as Caucasian, 5'10", 168 pounds, with brown eyes and was last seen wearing khaki pants and a white t-shirt that reads "No Obama" on the front. Rodgers' family has been contacted and has asked that members of the media refrain from contacting them for statements.

Anyone with additional information regarding Rodgers' whereabouts or the identify of the individual who fell from the footbridge is urged to call UW-Eau Claire Police Department at (715) 836-2222. All questions regarding the investigation should also be referred to the UW-Eau Claire Police Department.

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