The St. Croix County Emergency Communication Center received a call at approximately 9:35 a.m. on October 3, 2023, of a fishing boat that was going in circles on the St. Croix River, near Troy Beach. A witness reported there was a body in the water near the location of the boat. Deputies with the Washington County Sheriff’s Office arrived by boat, however, they could not locate anyone in the water.
The unoccupied boat was a 1997 Smokercraft Pleasure/18 foot fishing boat, that was located approximately 650 yards from the shoreline near Troy Beach (the entrance to Troy Beach is located at 490 CTH F, Hudson). The water depth in that area is between 30-40 feet deep. At 12:12 p.m., the body of an adult male was located and recovered by the Washington County Dive Team. Shortly before 6:00 p.m., the body of a second adult male was located and recovered by the Washington County Dive Team.
Release of the names are pending positive identification and family notifications.