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WISCONSIN NEWS ROUND-UP: Somerset man found dead in Apple River

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SOMERSET - A man found dead in the Apple River in northwest Wisconsin has been identified as 47-year-old Charles Geiger of Somerset.  Saint Croix County authorities said kayakers found Geiger's body snagged on a rock in the middle of the river on Sunday. 

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The death remains under investigation, but foul play is not suspected.   An autopsy showed that Geiger drowned. Toxicology test results are pending.

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Sean Scallon
Sean Scallon has been a reporter and Sports Editor at the Pierce County Herald newspaper in Ellsworth since 1998. He holds a bachelors degree in communication arts from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He's also worked at newspapers in Glenwood City, Wisconsin; Marion, Illinois and Shawano, Wisconsin. Sean also works as a sports reporter for other newspapers and websites in RiverTown Multimedia from River Falls to Hudson to New Richmond and Red Wing.
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