Body recovered after Green Bay fisherman goes missing

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A body has been recovered after a man was said to be missing early Monday morning in Kewaunee.

Officials say that the fisherman fell into the water at the Kewaunee harbor around 3 a.m. Someone nearby was said to have heard the man crying for help. 

“The U.S. Coast Guard, the DNR, and the Door County Dive Team were called to assist,” said Chief Francis Salentine of the Kewaunee Police Department.

The 43-year-old Green Bay man’s fishing tackle was found in the water early Monday, but his body was not found until 10:30 a.m. 

Police later identified the man Robert Umentum III.
 
It is believed Robert fell into the water, however, there are ladders along either side of the pier which could have been hard to see at night.
 
That’s why police say there is a lesson to be learned from this tragic incident.   Always fish with a friend.
 
“I think in his case it was very dark out there, and the officers even commented that if they didn’t have their flashlights on, it would have been hard for them to see, so one mistake and you’re in the water,” said Chief Salentine.
 
Kewaunee Police are still looking into how the fisherman had fallen off the pier.
 

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