Tragic End To Search For Missing Cumberland Man
The search for a 22-year old Cumberland man missing since Monday, February 8 came to an end Tuesday, February 16.
Barron County Sheriff Chris Fitzgerald said the 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 Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, 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.
Jacobson was last seen around 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, February 8 and had not shown up for work. His friends and family could not get in contact with him which they all said was highly unusual.
Ground and air searches had taken place throughout the week with no success until this past Tuesday when the truck was located.
“Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of Ben’s family and friends,” Sheriff Fitzgerald said. “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.”