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UPDATE: 11-9-23 Authorities Searching for Missing Boaters



On the evening of November 8, 2023, searchers located and recovered the body of 26 year old Ryan J. Busch, of New Ulm Minnesota, who had been missing after a canoe incident on the Minong Flowage in Douglas County.

The search efforts continue for 27 year old Andrew DeRock, also of New Ulm who was with Busch and is also missing.


                                                                                                                     Sheriff Matt Izzard







Authorities from the Douglas County Sheriff's Office, WI DNR, Gordon and Wascott VFD's, and Sawyer County are currently on scene in Wascott on the Minong Flowage searching for two men reported missing on the Flowage.

The two men went out in a canoe sometime Saturday evening 10/28/2023 and were reported missing to the Sheriff's Office early Sunday morning at 12:46am after family members located their capsized canoe.  The search with drones and personnel on the water continued throughout the day on Sunday until dark and resumed this morning.

More information will be released when it becomes available.