Body of missing boater in Marinette County found in Oconto County

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UPDATE– Around 7:50 a.m. on Wednesday, May 29, 2019, the Oconto County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Dispatch Center received a call of a deceased man who was located by a fisherman in the Bay of Green Bay approximately 3.1 miles southeast Harbor Road near the City of Oconto.

The description of the deceased man was consistant with that of the missing person identified by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office as Mr. Benjamin Tart.  

A recovery effort was conducted by the Oconto Fire/Rescue and Oconto County Sheriff’s Office personnel. The deceased man was positively identified as Mr. Tart.

An ongoing investigation is being conducted by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, Oconto County Sheriff’s Office and the Medical Examiner’s Office. 


MARINETTE, Wis. (WFRV) — The Marinette County Highway Department says a man is missing after a boat he and another person were in capsized on the Menominee River.

Officials say they received word of a capsized boat around 10:23 Monday morning. The Marinette City Fire Department says they arrived on scene and found a person in the water near the Interstate Bridge on Hwy 41. Crews say they launched a boat and were able to pull that person from the river and transport him to the hospital.

The person rescued, a 21-year-old man, was able to use a seat cushion to stay afloat. He says another man, his uncle, was in the boat with him at the time. Officials say the boat has been located, and a search is underway for the missing person.

The 21-year-old has been treated and released from the hospital.

Rescue crews are using side sonar to pinpoint a possible area where the man could be. 

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