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University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in the Press

University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Students Keep Drunks From Drowning In Wisconsin-4/13/12 “Standing guard along the bank are four young men who traded the early spring bar scene for a night of keeping drunks on dry land.”  “Since 1997, 10 college-age men, all with eye-popping blood-alcohol percentages, have died in La Crosse rivers.”
University of Wisconsin- La Crosse Mike Nichols column: The serial killer is in the bottle-3/10/12 “Nine young men died in the river between 1997 and 2010. Now there are two more who've met the same fate elsewhere in Wisconsin. “  “There are well-worn lessons I hope some college kid someplace will stick on his refrigerator and see when he opens it to grab a few beers before heading to the bar for more of the same. Know your limit, and keep a close eye on whatever buddy doesn't know his.”  “Realize, too, that the only serial killer in these cases is the one that comes in a bottle.”
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Our view: We pay price for excessive drinking-3/17/13 “Nearly $3 billion goes to taxpayers each year; excessive drinkers and their families pay $2.8 billion; insurers, employers and others pick up the rest. Those are sobering costs.”
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Wisconsin university leaders face an uphill battle to curb binge drinking-3/15/13 "But there's a subculture on campuses today. Not only do they not know responsible drinking, but they want to engage in irresponsible drinking and take it way too far.”

Recent Alcohol-Related Tragedies involving University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Students

Jared Dion, April 10, 2004, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse, 21                        How and why? He had a blood-alcohol content of 0.40. Dion was first pulled from the water April 15 after disappearing five days before,
Lucas Homan, 21, September 30, 2006, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse How and why? Lucus was reported missing on a Saturday night and was found Monday morning having drowned in the Mississippi River.   His blood-alcohol level was 0.32
Neala Frye, 23, February 17, 2013, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse More Information Neala lost her life after she fell into a ditch near railroad tracks after leaving a bar.  Tests showed her blood/alcohol level to be .17.
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