DELLS - Authorities in Columbia County are using sonar to try to
find the body of a 21-year-old Chicago man who disappeared in the
Wisconsin River near Wisconsin Dells.
say the man went under water at about 7:15 p.m. Saturday while
swimming to shore. He did not resurface.
from the Columbia County Sheriff's Office worked until midnight to
find the man. Search efforts resumed Sunday morning.
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
victim's name is not being released at this time.