One dead in suspected accident
For the Gazette
PORTAGE COUNTY – On Nov. 26 around 10 a.m., the Portage County Communications Center received a 911 call of an elderly female along the bank of the river who was not breathing. It was reported she was near the address of 1800 Sherman Ave. in the Village of Whiting. Portage County Sheriff’s Office Deputies along with Portage County Ambulance and Plover EMR responded to the scene.
An elderly female was located partially in the water along the river’s edge at this location. She was removed by first responders and it was determined she was deceased. The Portage County Medical Examiner responded to the scene.
Initial investigation revealed she left her apartment earlier in the day and was later located along the riverbank. The death is under investigation and does not appear suspicious in nature.