SATURDAY 10/5/2019 3:10 p.m.
PLYMOUTH, Wis. (WFRV) — The Plymouth Police Department says they have found the body of a man who went missing after jumping into a river to rescue his dog on Thursday, Oct. 3.
63-year-old Kevan McClintok’s body was recovered from the Mullet River in an area located just outside of where officials were searching for him.
Officials say around 11:20 a.m. on Saturday a group of kayakers contacted law enforcement to report a body they found in the water.
Police and a dive team recovered the body from the river. The body was then positively identified as Kevan McClintock.
The group of kayakers who found the body were made up of local friends and family.
FRIDAY 10/4/19 09:50 p.m.
PLYMOUTH, Wis. (WFRV) — Search efforts throughout the day did not result in finding Mr. McClintock.
After debriefing just after 6:00 PM, the crews came to the difficult decision to discontinue the search efforts.
FRIDAY 10/4/19 11:05 a.m.
PLYMOUTH, Wis. (WFRV) — Plymouth Police are releasing more information about their search for a man last seen along the Mullet River in downtown Plymouth.
Thursday night, police say they began searching for 63-year-old Kevan McClintock of Greenbush, who had jumped into the river to rescue his dog.
McClintock has been missing since 12:30 a.m. and it was initially assumed he had gone to a local tavern because nobody saw him enter the water.
Police called the Wisconsin National Guard and the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s drone team to search the river. Officials say they experienced difficulties due to high water and fast-moving current.
Police say search efforts continue with drones. Water levels have not receded and reportedly continue to hamper search efforts.
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Original story: Plymouth Police in search of missing 63-year-old male
THURSDAY 10/3/19 7:25 p.m.
PLYMOUTH, Wis. (WFRV) — The Plymouth Police Department is on the search for a 63-year-old male who was last seen by the Mullet River in the downtown area at 12:30 a.m. on Thursday.
The male’s dog had jumped in the river and he went after the animal to retrieve it.
The dog was later found by a friend.
Plymouth Police received the report that he was missing at 1:00 PM on Thursday and immediately started an investigation.
Along with the Wisconsin National Guard and the Sheboygan County Sheriff’s drone team they searched along the river but are experiencing difficulties due to the high-water levels and fast-moving current.
The search efforts were suspended at dusk and will resume tomorrow morning.