Update: Body of missing swimmer pulled from Wisconsin River
Columbia County search crews have found the body of a 21-year-old Chicago man, who disappeared while swimming in the Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells.
Authorities say the man went under water at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday while swimming to shore. He did not resurface. His body was located around 6 p.m. Sunday.
The incident happened in the Lower Dells, a few hundred yards south of the dam. Authorities say the man was fishing on a rock island area and appeared to get caught in a current as he was swimming back to shore. Family members and witnesses tried to rescue him but couldn’t.
The victim’s name is not being released at this time.