2 more bodies found after Wis. river boat crash

July 24, 2011 - 3:44 PM
Wiscounsin Boat Crash

This photo released by the Chippewa County Sheriff's Department on Saturday, July 23, 2011, shows a pontoon-like boat that collided with a speedboat on Friday night, leaving two people dead and two others missing on a western Wisconsin river. (AP Photo/Chippewa County Sheriff's Department)

LAKE HALLIE, Wis. (AP) — Crews searching for two men missing since a western Wisconsin boat collision that killed two others have found two bodies along the Chippewa River.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/nnwDyd ) rescue teams found one body about 8:30 a.m. Sunday and another about an hour later.

Chippewa County Coroner Ron Patten says authorities have not yet determined whether the bodies are those of 25-year-old Luke Pohl and 28-year-old Matthew Simonson.

They've been missing since the Friday night crash. Authorities say a pontoon-like boat carrying six people collided head-on with a speedboat. The group on the larger boat was celebrating a weekend wedding.

Authorities say the crash killed 50-year-old Mark Michels of Eau Claire and 27-year-old Matthew Overhulser. Overhulser was part of the wedding party.