Body of 23-year-old Manitowoc man found in vehicle submerged in Lake Winnebago

OSHKOSH — Oshkosh police said a body was recovered from a vehicle submerged in Lake Winnebago.

Police said they were notified Monday, May 20 that there was damage to the railing at the Bowen Street fishing dock, indicating a vehicle may have plunged into the lake.

Oshkosh Fire Department divers did an initial search, but didn’t find anything. Winnebago County Sheriff’s Department divers were called and did a search with sonar and found the vehicle and the body.

Police said the body was that of a 23-year-old Manitowoc man. They said the vehicle was a red Volkswagen Golf.

Manitowoc police on Monday initiated a welfare check on the man.

Police asked that anyone who had contact with him between May 19 and May 20 to please contact Oshkosh PD.

Body found in Lake Winnebago credit: WLUK

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