A man has died after he was found in a vehicle in the Chippewa River on Sunday morning in Chippewa Falls.
The male was pronounced dead after he was transported to HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, according to information from the Chippewa Falls Fire and Emergency Services Department.
Battalion Chief Trevor Weiland said the male was pronounced dead after lifesaving procedures at the hospital. It was still considered a rescue at the time the male was pulled from the river, Weiland said.
According to a news release from the Fire and Emergency Services Department:
The department was dispatched at 8:28 a.m. for a report of a vehicle in the river south of the Pumphouse Road boat landing. The fire department responded with two engines, two medic units, the boat and water rescue equipment with eight personnel. A second alarm was initiated for additional fire department personnel.