Crews search for man believed to be missing in the Wisconsin River

River rescue in the Village of Maine
River rescue in the Village of Maine(WSAW)
Published: Jul. 29, 2021 at 7:49 PM CDT
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VILLAGE OF MAINE, Wis. (WSAW) - A Marathon County Sheriff’s Deputy confirmed to Newschannel 7 an active search for a missing man resumed Friday for a second day. It’s believed the man is in the Wisconsin River, and was boating at the time he went missing.

According to the department, the man is in his 60′s, but no other identifying information was given.

Crews could be seen searching for the man in the Village of Maine Thursday afternoon. The DNR is planning to search throughout the weekend for the man.

Recent storms and rain have complicated the search effort, according to a Marathon County Sheriff’s Deputy.

Authorities said they are focused on a boat landing in the Village of Maine.

A helicopter could be seen near the scene Thursday, but its relationship to the active search is still unknown.

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