The Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office received a call of an 88-year-old man from Menomonie, reported missing from a cabin located on Schmidt Road on the Flambeau River in the Township of Winter in Sawyer County.

Deputies responded assisted by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Sawyer County Search & Rescue, Sawyer County Ambulance, Sawyer County Dive Team and city of Hayward Fire Department airboat.

The missing elderly man’s body was found in the river at about 11:59 p.m. from an apparent drowning.  The victim’s name was not immediately released.

The incident remains under investigation by the Sawyer County Sheriff’s Office and Wisconsin DNR.

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