FOX VALLEY AREA REGIONAL NEWS: Calumet County, Fond du Lac County, Outagamie County, Winnebago County

UPDATE: Fond du Lac Police Dept. complete search, identifying several items of interest

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WEDNESDAY 6/16/2021 2:41 p.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – The Fond du Lac Police Department has completed its search in the Fond du Lac River and has closed its investigation.

According to a release, sonar images from the ROV identified several items of interest, all of which were examined further and visually confirmed to be debris.

Police say no human body or body parts were located.

UPDATE: Divers, vehicle with sonar continue search for info on possible missing hand

WEDNESDAY 6/16/2021 10:24 a.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities are resuming a search for additional information regarding a possible body part that was seen in the Fond du Lac River.

According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, local authorities and the Wisconsin DNR are conducting an additional search of the Fond du Lac River. A search was conducted on Tuesday, but there were not able to confirm the missing body part.

The DNR will be using a Remote Operated Vehicle (ROV) with sonar capabilities. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office is using divers to investigate recover any items of interest that are found.

More information will be released once it is complete.

Local 5 will update this story as more information becomes available.

ORIGINAL: Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue investigate reports of a body part visible in the Fond du Lac River

TUESDAY 6/15/2021 9:24 p.m.

FOND DU LAC, Wis. (WFRV)- Fond du Lac Fire and Rescue and Police Department responded to reports of a body part in the Fond du lac River.

On Tuesday, June 15, a citizen report alerted FDLFR and FDLPD of a body part visible in the Fond du Lac River. The report places the alleged body part in the area of N. Lincoln Street, south of Johnson Street.

The citizen who made the report was down by the water cleaning the river from debris with a large magnet when they believed to have seen a human hand in the water.

Rescue crews conducted limited searches of the suggested area with negative results. Fond du Lac County Sheriff representatives were also on scene. It was then decided it would be more productive to conduct further searches of the water at daybreak.

The DNR will also be consulted on the investigation for the possible use of specialized sonar equipment.

No further information has been released at this time. Local Five will be following this story closely and update this story as new details emerge.

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