LODI, Wis. — Authorities say the body of a 47-year-old Lodi man who was reported missing Monday has been found in Lake Wisconsin in Columbia County.

The state Department of Natural Resources said in a news release Tuesday that Columbia County officials have identified the man as Rahn Ripp.

He was last seen Sunday evening driving a UTV away from an establishment on the lake. The DNR says it appears Ripp was driving the UTV on the ice when it broke through. A county dive team found Ripp’s body inside the vehicle.

The agency says authorities are still investigating the incident.


This story has been updated to correct Ripp’s age to 47.


Information from: WISC-TV, http://www.channel3000.com

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