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Missing Chippewa Co. man with Alzheimer's found dead in water near home


CHIPPEWA CO. (WQOW) - A man who disappeared from his home early Sunday morning has been found dead in a nearby lake.

Steven Berg, who was 64, had Alzheimer's. The Chippewa County Sheriff's office says he was last seen Sunday morning by his wife. When she noticed he was missing friends and neighbors launched a search, before calling the Sheriff's office several hours later.

Berg's body was found in the water several hundred yards from his home on Lake Wissota. His death is presumed to be an accidental drowning.




Chippewa Co. (Press Release) - On Sunday, shortly after 11 a.m., the Chippewa County Sheriff's Office was notified of a missing adult with Alzheimer's. It was reported Steven Berg, 64, may have left his residence at 17120 59th Avenue Town of Lafayette sometime after 5:30 a.m., as that was the last he was seen by his wife in the residence.
Friends and neighbors searched the immediate area of the residence and not being able to find him, called the Sheriff's Office.
The Chippewa Fire District along with Sheriff's deputies searched the area. Shortly before 2 p.m., the Sheriff's Department Boat Patrol located him in the water approximately 300 yards west of the residence.
Berg was pronounced dead at the scene by the Chippewa County Coroner.



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