July 25, 2014

Body found in Lake Michigan

The body of a 24-year-old Manitowoc man was found late Sunday morning in Lake Michigan, near the city’s car ferry dock.

Manitowoc Police Captain Larry Zimney says the body was discovered after an officer spotted a strange-looking object floating in the harbor. As the fire department was preparing to send a boat out, Zimney says the Coast Guard went out to investigate and confirmed it was a body.

AUDIO: Captain Larry Zimney (:15)

Zimney says the body had been in the water for less than 36-hours. He says there it’s not yet known how the person died.

The name of the victim has not been released. Authorities are still trying to determine how the man ended up in the water.

Damon Ryan, WOMT