Two occupants were thrown from a boat when it hit a submerged object on the Crowley Flowage portion of the Flambeau River Thursday morning.

The Price County Sheriff’s office received a 911 call at 10:34 a.m. Aug. 15 reporting the crash with one person in the water and the other unaccounted for, according to a press release by Price County Sheriff Brian Schmidt.

Witnesses provided assistance and were able to assist one occupant, a 61-year-old woman from Milwaukee.

The other occupant, a 59-year-old male from Franklin, went missing after the crash and his body was later recovered from the river.

The male was not wearing a personal flotation device at the time of the crash.

Names are being withheld pending notification of the family.

The matter remains under investigation by the Price County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Schmidt thanks several boaters in the area who provided their time and watercraft to assist with the search and rescue effort.

Responding agencies included the Price County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Park Falls Police Department, Flambeau Hospital Ambulance Service, Park Falls Fire and REscue Department, Fifield Fire Department, Butternut Fire Department, and Dive REscue Team, Pike Lake Fire Department, Price County Emergency Management, and the Price County Coroner’s Office.

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