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Object appearing to be body recovered from Fox River in Appleton

Fire rescue team brings object appearing to be yellow body bag to shore
Posted at 8:23 PM, May 03, 2024
and last updated 2024-05-04 16:56:14-04

APPLETON (NBC 26) — An object appearing to be a body was recovered from the Fox River at Peabody Park in Appleton around 5:20 p.m. on Friday evening.

  • What appeared to be a yellow body bag was taken off a fire rescue vessel, tended to behind a tarp for about 15 minutes, and then what appeared to be a gray body bag was removed from the scene
  • Outagamie County Sheriff's deputies, Appleton Police officers, and a fire unit were at the scene
  • An Outagamie County Sheriff's Office captain at the scene would not confirm if the object was a body
  • As of 10:45 p.m. Friday night, the Outagamie County Sheriff's Office did not provide any information despite numerous requests, citing an ongoing investigation
  • We will update this article as more information becomes available
  • Video shows the scene at the boat launch at Peabody Park