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Body Pulled From Mendota Retention Pond

Posted by wlpo on June 7, 2012

A nice day to fish turned deadly for a man from Mendota.

40-year old Brandon Thompson Sr. was pulled from a retention pond Wednesday afternoon near the Interstate 39 and Route 34 interchange.  Thompson and another man were swimming in the pond Wednesday morning when they fell in.   The other fisherman was able to swim to shore.  Neither one of them was wearing a life jacket.

An autopsy is scheduled today on Thompson Sr.  Conservation officials call his death an accident.


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