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COPY-UPDATE: Missing man found dead in Wisconsin Dells

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UPDATE (WKOW) --- Columbia County Sheriff Dennis Richards says around 12 p.m. Monday they found the body of Mitchel Blanchard in the waters near a dam.

Authorities say they found Blanchard's vest near the river on Sunday.

Wisconsin Dells Police say that officers were responding to a disturbance call at Captain Brady's Showboat Saloon and attempted to make contact with Blanchard.

As officers tried to speak with him Blanchard took off running and eventually disappeared into a wooded area.  Officers at that time did not know Blanchard was headed for the river.

More from the press conference coming.


LAKE DELTON (WKOW) --- Lake Delton Police and Columbia County Sheriff's Department say they will hold a press conference early this afternoon on an update in the search for a missing Pardeeville man.

Officials have been searching the Wisconsin River for missing 21-year-old Mitchel Blanchard.

Blanchard was last seen by police at 2 a.m. Sunday morning running near the area

27 News is at the scene and police have updated the family on the search efforts and will update the media shortly.

Stay with and 27 News at 5 & 6 for more on this story.
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