News Release

Published on Tuesday, February 16, 2010

On behalf of Western Technical College students, staff and faculty, College President Lee Rasch expresses his deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Craig Meyers. A body, believed to be that of Craig, was recovered from the Mississippi River Tuesday afternoon by the La Crosse Dive and Rescue Team.

“While Craig was a Western student for only a short time, his death certainly brings sadness to our campus community. It is always difficult to lose those individuals whose futures seem so bright. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Craig’s family and friends, and to our colleagues and fellow students at UW-L who enjoyed his friendship and life as a UW-L student.

We want to thank the La Crosse Police Department, La Crosse Fire Department Search and Rescue Team, Dive Team, and other area organizations and volunteers that helped in the search for Craig. We also appreciate the professionalism of the local media in gathering and reporting information to the community during this time.

In times of crisis our community comes together and this was demonstrated once again in the disappearance of Craig. We are proud to be part of a community who responds so quickly and with such heart in times of need. We had all hoped for a different outcome, but we are fortunate to have the support and caring of so many people.”