A De Pere man drowned Monday evening after his truck went off a private bridge near Boat Landing #6 Road and the Pine Acres Resort at High Falls Flowage. The call came into dispatch just before 8pm. Emergency responders from the Twin Bridge Rescue Squad and Town of Stephenson Fire Department ice rescue team responded along with Sheriff’s Deputies. They were able to remove an adult male who was submerged in the water but resuscitation efforts were unsuccessful. The victim was identified as 67 year old Floyd Kriescher of De Pere. The investigation is continuing.
Sheriff Jerry Sauve is urging anyone venturing out onto any frozen body of water to use extreme caution as ice conditions are quite variable and unsafe in many locations.