Boating accident victim recovering in La Crosse

An Onalaska man is recovering at Gundersen Lutheran after being injured in a boating accident in Florida earlier this month.

35-year-old Jason Baldner was a passenger in a boat that hit a sea wall at a high rate of speed, went airborne, and landed in a vacant lot in Cape Coral, Florida.

Baldner was severely injured, and after spending two weeks at a Florida hospital, he was transported by plane to La Crosse last night.

He’ll continue to receive treatment at Gundersen Lutheran in their intensive care unit.

Two other men injured in the accident, including an Onalaska native, were discharged from the hospital earlier this week.