SATURDAY 3/11/2023 – 12:25 p.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – After roughly four hours of searching for a person who possibly fell through the ice on the East River in Green Bay, the body of a 47-year-old man was recovered.

A release provided by the Green Bay Police Department says the man was found dead after being recovered from the water just before 10:15 a.m. on Saturday.

Crews were dispatched to the area around 6 a.m. after a person out walking noticed an abandoned backpack near a hole in the ice by the foot bridge along the East River Trail.

The identity of the victim has not yet been released. Officers did note that foul play was not indicated after the initial investigation.

No additional details were provided. Local 5 will update this story when new information is released.

Original story: Green Bay MFD search East River after abandoned backpack found near hole, dive team requested

SATURDAY 3/11/2023 – 9:39 a.m.

GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – First responders in Green Bay have begun to search the East River for a possible person who may have fallen through the ice.

According to the Green Bay Metro Fire Department, a walker noticed a backpack on the ice near a hole and notified authorities around 6 a.m. on March 11.

Little is known at this time but officials say a dive team from the Green Bay Police Department was requested, and that GBMFD is standing by to assist divers.

Personal items were found near the hole, the release says.

However, at this time, no person was found and authorities have not released any additional information.

Local 5 will update this story if new details are provided.