Authorities recover body of 21-year-old fisherman in Wisconsin River

WISCONSIN DELLS (AP) — Authorities in Columbia County have recovered the body of a 21-year-old fisherman from Chicago in the Wisconsin River.

The body was found by Columbia County's volunteer dive team shortly after 6:00 p.m. Monday, May 25th.

The investigation is being turned over to the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office and the Columbia County Medical Examiner’s Office.

Authorities say the man went under water at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday, May 23rd while swimming to shore. He did not resurface.

Divers from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office worked until midnight to find the man. Search efforts resumed Sunday morning.

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.