Second body recovered after semi plunges off bridge near Wisconsin Dells

Second body recovered after semi plunges off bridge near Wisconsin Dells Photo: courtesy of Zeman Towing & Crane, Facebook

February 18, 2019 08:32 PM

UPDATE: 2:30 p.m.

Authorities say they have recovered the body of a woman near the semi that went into a lake near the Wisconsin Dells, according to WKOW, an ABC affiliate in Madison. 


A spokesperson with the Sauk County Sheriff's Office told WKOW the woman's body was found in the area where the cab of the semi was located. 

The dive team went back out Monday morning to search for the second occupant. They found her body around 1:30 p.m., WKOW reported. 

One person is dead and another is missing after a semi plunged off a bridge and down a cliff into a lake below near Wisconsin Dells.

Authorities found a damaged guardrail on Interstate 90-94 just north of the Mirror Lake bridge in Sauk County about 7:30 a.m. Sunday. Below they discovered a semi completely submerged in the lake.

The Wisconsin State Patrol crews worked for hours to pull the semi out of the water and found one person dead in the cab.

The State Journal reports the search for another person believed to have been in the semi was called off Sunday evening due to decreasing visibility and weather conditions.

But ABC affiliate WKOW in Madison reports the search resumed Monday morning.

The Sauk County Dive team was scheduled to be going out to search, the Wisconsin State Patrol said.

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