Granton man’s body recovered from water
For Hub City Times
MARSHFIELD – Clark County officials say that the body of a Granton man, who went missing after the boat he was in capsized on the Black River south of Neillsville, has been recovered.
The Clark County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of the accident on May 2 at about 3:34 p.m.
Two men were fishing on the Black River and were using a boat to cross the river to fish on the other side.
As they were returning to their original site, their boat started to take on water in the middle of the river. The boat then capsized ejecting the two men.
One of the men was able to put on a life jacket and made it safely to shore. The other man, Perry Miller, 30, did not have a life jacket and went under water.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Marathon County Dive Team, Neillsville Area Fire Department, Wisconsin State Patrol, Bruce’s Legacy, and the Clark County Sheriff’s Office searched the Black River May 3-4, with no success.
At 11:15 p.m. on May 4, the Clark County 911 center received a call that someone had located the body in the Black River. Upon arrival, officers were taken to a portion of the river about quarter mile south of where the boat capsized. There, they removed Miller’s body from the water.