The body of a man has been recovered from a Trempealeau County lake, after he attempted to swim away from law enforcement and disappeared under water.
The county dispatcher received a call Tuesday morning about a suspicious man seen on Lake Court in Galesville.
Officers responding to the call found a man who appeared to be in a mental health crisis.
After the officers arrived, the man was seen entering the water of Lake Marinuka.
He swam toward the middle of the lake but then disappeared, as boats and water rescuers tried to find him.
A two-and-a-half hour search led to the discovery of the man’s body at the lake bottom.
Investigators are not releasing his name.
The Wisconsin DNR and agencies from La Crosse and Winona counties assisted in trying to find him.