MARINETTE—A Green Bay man died Saturday while tubing near the Village of Crivitz.
Anthony L. Rogers, 40, died Saturday on the Peshtigo River, according to Marinette Sheriff Jerry Sauve. The report states that at 3:41 p.m., the county’s dispatch center received a 911 call from witnesses reporting a male individual they were tubing with had disappeared under water on the Peshtigo River downstream from Don Brooks Park in Crivitz.
Emergency personnel from several agencies responded and contributed greatly in the search and rescue effort, according to Sauve. He said the rescue mission became one of recovery when the deceased victim was located and recovered by use of a river drag device deployed from a watercraft driven by a conversation warden from the Wisconsin DNR, who was assisted by sheriff’s deputies.
The man’s body was transferred to the shoreline where assistant medical examiners from the Marinette County Medical Examiner’s Office pronounced him dead at 6:05 p.m., according to the sheriff.
The report states that contributing factors may have included that the male was not wearing a personal flotation device at the time he went in the water, and that he may not have had strong swimming skills. An autopsy will take place Monday.
Other agencies involved besides the sheriff’s office and the DNR, include the Crivitz Police Department, fire departments from the Village of Crivitz and Town of Stephenson, EMS personnel from Crivitz Rescue, the Marinette County Dispatch Center and the Marinette County Medical Examiner’s Office.