2 Hudson men drown in St. Croix River

UPDATE 10/4/23 – Authorities have identified the two men who drowned in the St. Croix River on Tuesday.

According to the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office, the victims are 51-year-old Demetrius Kekedakis and 65-year-old Perry Montpetit, both of Hudson.

The Sheriff’s office says neither of the men were wearing a flotation device when they drowned.

Authorities added the boat the men were using was registered to Kekedakis.

No word on how – or if- the men knew each other.

INITIAL REPORT 10/3/23 – The bodies of two men were recovered from the St. Croix River in Troy, WI, in an apparent double drowning, according to a news release from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say a call came in around 9:35 a.m. of an apparent body in the water about 650 yards from Troy Beach, near a boat that was spinning in circles, according to authorities.

Washington County deputies assisted in responding to the incident, but couldn’t find anyone in the water, which is around 30-40 feet deep in that area.

The Washington County Dive Team found the body of the first man around 12:12 p.m., authorities said.

The body of the second man was recovered just before 6 p.m.