UPDATE: Investigators in Chippewa Falls say they don’t suspect foul play in a man’s death in the river over the weekend. Police say all evidence points to a suicide. Crews pulled the man from the river Sunday morning, he was not far from the Pumphouse Road boat landing. Crews say his car is still in the river. They won’t be able to get that out until the river falls a bit.
Chippewa Falls Police say they don’t know how a man ended up inside his car, in the Chippewa River.
Rescue crews pulled the man’s body from the river yesterday morning. They found his car about 150 yards downstream from the Pumphouse Road landing. Police say the high water level on the river made the recovery that much more difficult.