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Multi-agency search for man last seen trying to jump off Sheboygan break wall

Posted at 8:08 AM, May 31, 2022
and last updated 2022-06-01 09:44:49-04

SHEBOYGAN — Several agencies including the U.S. Coast Guard are searching for a missing man in Sheboygan, who was last seen taking off his clothes and running down a break wall with the intention of jumping into Lake Michigan.

Sheboygan police said in a statement Tuesday that the man possibly jumped from the north break wall on Monday around 10 p.m. Family members were the last people to see the man.

The area where the man is believed to have jumped into the lake.

Sheboygan Fire Department Rescue swimmers and members of Sheboygan police began searching for the man, assisted by the Sheboygan County Dive team, Sheboygan County Sheriff’s Department, US Coast Guard Station Sheboygan and a US Coast Guard Helicopter from Air Station Waukegan.

Authorities suspended the search just after 2 a.m. overnight due to lake and weather conditions, and resumed around 8 a.m. Tuesday, police said.

Later in the morning, however, the on-duty battalion chief told us that after a survey of water conditions, operations have been postponed. Lake Michigan is too rough to safely put divers in.

As of 4 p.m. on Tuesday, the Sheboygan Fire Department said they did not find anything.

Officials determined it was safe to resume the search on Wednesday. The Dive Team will head back into the water around 9:30 a.m. with assistance from the Milwaukee Fire Department.

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