BARRON COUNTY -- 22-year-old missing Cumberland man, Ben Jacobson, has been discovered deceased after being missing for over a week, according to a press release from the Barron County Sheriff's Department.

Press Release

On Tuesday, February 16, 2021 the Barron County Sheriff’s Department received a call from a homeowner on the west side of Silver Lake reporting a truck crashed on the shoreline of his property.

Deputies from the Sheriff’s Department, along with the WI DNR, were already on the lake searching the area and responded to the scene.

Upon arrival, deputies discovered the body of the missing person, Ben Jacobson, deceased along with his truck that crashed into an embankment and brush.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Ben’s family and friends.

We would also like to the thank everyone from family, friends, snowmobilers, pilots that flew the area and countless others that helped us during this search even with the dangerous temperatures.

- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff


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