Body of One Canoeist Found

posted May 26, 2017, 5:48 AM by Ryan Quinn
The Ladysmith Police Department says the body of one of two missing canoeists was found Wednesday. 

35-year-old Jacob E. Fye of Ladysmith was located through a continuous effort by the Ladysmith Police Department, Ladysmith Fire Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources and Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission.  

Last Thursday, the Rusk County Sheriff’s Department received a report of a capsized canoe by the Clearwater Paper Company Dam, in Ladysmith. 

Efforts to find the other canoeist, 36-year old Matthew C. Kenny of Ladysmith, will resume today.  

Law enforcement is urging local residents to use extreme caution when out in rain swollen streams and rivers.