UPDATE: Police: No sign of foul player in river drowning

UPDATED: Sunday, July 14th, 2014 --- 6:38 p.m.

LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- La Crosse police say the death of a 23-year-old man whose body was pulled from the Black River has been ruled an accidental drowning.

Divers recovered the body of Shalim Augustine of La Crosse on Friday evening. He'd been missing since Tuesday night.

Police said Monday that there is no evidence of foul play. Toxicology reports won't be available for several weeks.

Augustine had gone boating with co-workers Tuesday night. After the group docked, Augustine told his friends he was walking home.

He was reported missing the following evening when he didn't show up to work.

Police continue to investigate and are asking for the public's help.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press
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LA CROSSE, Wis. (AP) -- Divers have recovered the body of the 23-year-old La Crosse man who disappeared after boating with friends a few days earlier.

Authorities pulled the body of Shalim S. Augustine from the Black River on Friday evening. He'd been missing since Tuesday night.

Police say there were no visible signs of trauma. An autopsy was scheduled for Saturday.

A La Crosse Tribune report (http://bit.ly/1msD4pF ) says he'd gone boating with co-workers Tuesday night. Police say he'd been drinking but they didn't know whether he was drunk.

After the group docked, Augustine told his friends he was walking home. He was reported missing the following evening when he didn't show up to work.

Police say the case is an active death investigation. They ask that anyone with information contact them.

Copyright 2014: Associated Press


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