Man found inside vehicle recovered from Manitowoc River


MANITOWOC, Wis. (WBAY) – The Manitowoc Police Department says a vehicle was found in the Manitowoc River Saturday morning with a deceased man inside.

Authorities responded to a report of a vehicle driving into the river from the intersection of Maritime Dr. and N. 10th St. Friday evening around 8:00 p.m.

Witnesses say they saw the vehicle stop at a red light on Maritime Dr. and pull into the intersection when the light turned green.

As the vehicle turned, it jumped the curb, rolling down the embankment into the Manitowoc River for an unknown reason.

Authorities attempted to locate the vehicle, but due to weather and water conditions, rescue efforts had to be suspended until the following day.

Recovery efforts resumed early Saturday morning; the vehicle was found on the west side of the 10th Street Bridge.

Rescue teams were able to recover the vehicle and found a man inside in the driver’s seat.

Officials say the driver has been identified, but his name will not be released until his family is notified.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Manitowoc Police Department at 920-686-6500.

The Manitowoc Police Department would like to thank the Manitowoc Fire Department, Manitowoc County Sheriff’s Office, Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Office, DNR and Highway 42 Garage for their assistance in the recovery.


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