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De Pere man drowns after driving truck off of bridge, authorities say

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Posted at 11:09 AM, Jan 12, 2021
and last updated 2021-01-12 12:09:51-05

MARINETTE COUNTY (NBC 26) — A 67 year old man from De Pere died after driving off a bridge on the High Falls Flowage in Marinette County Monday evening, according to authorities.

According to the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, rescue crews pulled the body of Floyd R. Kriescher from the water, but were unable to resuscitate him.

Officials say dispatchers got reports of a truck off a private bridge near the Pine Acres Resort around 8 p.m.

First responders from Marinette County, Twin Bridge Rescue and Town of Stephenson Fire Department ice rescue team responded to the scene.

In a statement the Sheriff's Office said, “Investigation showed the truck had made attempts to get up onto shore and eventually on to a narrow private bridge which it went off of and into the water.”

The Sheriff's Office is urging people to use extreme caution on the ice, because of unsafe ice conditions.