The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office has identified Victor Dale Grabau as the 89-year-old man who was found deceased near the Mississippi River in Wabasha County Monday evening.  

At about 7:30 p.m. on May 17, the Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office received a report of an unoccupied fishing boat going in circles inside the Weaver Bottoms in Wabasha County. The Wabasha County Sheriff’s Office, Winona County Sheriff’s Office, Winona Dive and Rescue, Minnesota Department of Natural Resources, and Kellogg and Wabasha Fire Departments helped find the man, who was close to the boat. The event is under investigation.