BARRON COUNTY -- Authorities have released more information, including the name of the missing boater who was found on Wednesday, in a press release submitted to today, Thursday, June 23, 2022.

Press Release

On Wednesday, June 22, 2022, the Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the WI DNR with the help of Bruce’s Legacy located and recovered the body of Mitchell Farrell, 55 of Prescott, WI.

Mitchell was the operator and single occupant of the Sea-Doo boat on Red Cedar Lake when, for an unknown reason, went into the water.

The Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office and the Barron County Medical Examiner will be conducting an autopsy.

The Barron County Sheriff’s Department and the WI DNR would like to give a special thank you to Bruce’s Legacy, a non-profit search and rescue from the Black River Falls area, for assisting in the search.

Many other thanks go out for the all the help. Without the assistance, we would not have been able to cover so much ground and narrow our search area, especially in the heat.

  • K-9 Emergency Response Team 4:19 Outdoors
  • Loch Lomond Beach Club
  • Ed’s Pit Stop
  • Bear Tracks Bar and Grill
  • Many private boaters and fisherman A private citizen and his airplane Barron County Park Staff
  • Shell Lake Fire Dept.
  • Polk Co Sheriff’s Dept.
  • Dunn Co Sheriff’s Dept.

-- Per Chris Fitzgerald, Barron County Sheriff

Last Update: Jun 23, 2022 10:27 am CDT

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