Mississippi Swimmers Ticketed After Massive Police, Fire Response
La Crosse police have cited seven men and one woman after a swim in the Mississippi on Saturday. Police say, Saturday afternoon, a couple people jumped in the water at Pettibone Park to swim across. Apparently, looked like a good idea for some others. Eventually all eight got in, although a couple of them came back after getting tired. Eventually 15 police and fire vehicles and three boats responded to the river to rescue any of the swimmers. All eight survived. All eight collected $177 disorderly conduct tickets.