Missing college student located after overnight search
LA CROSSE--A missing college student was found this morning after a frantic search.
Tyler Pederson, 23, a 2008 graduate of West Salem High School, was last seen at 2:30 a.m. today after he fled a bar on foot and was unable to be located by friends. Pederson, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point, was in La Crosse visiting friends, according to his brother Adam Pederson.
Adam Pederson said he and others spent the night looking for Tyler Pederson and called police at 8 a.m. after he could not be located.
Police joined the search, and the fire department launched boats about 10 a.m. in the Mississippi River near Riverside Park.
Tyler Pederson was located on foot shortly after 10 a.m. near the corner of Fourth and Vine streets near the La Crosse County Courthouse. Tyler Pederson said he was not aware people were looking for him.
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