Drowning Update

By: Justin Ware
By: Justin Ware

Police have released the name of the man who drowned in the big Eau Pleine reservoir Friday night.

Eighteen-year-old Colt Gerlt was jumping from a bridge on the big Eau Pleine around 4 p.m. Friday. After his last jump, witnesses say he never returned.

Four hours later search teams found Gerlt's body near the bridge.

At this time, the Marathon County Sheriff's Department hasn't released any details of the accident.


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