Missing Construction Worker Found Dead in River

By: Pat Kreitlow
By: Pat Kreitlow

The body of a missing construction worker was found Thursday afternoon. His body was recovered from his company truck, which was found in the Chippewa River near his motel in Holcombe.

Steve Rekowski, 28, was reported missing after not showing up for work on Wednesday. He and his colleagues from Lunda Construction were working on a bridge project near Sheldon, according to Chippewa County Sheriff's Captain Eugene Gutsch.

Crews from Lunda Construction worked on searching for Rekowski, a Wittenberg resident, by land, boat and airplane. The Civil Air Patrol and the Chippewa Fire Protection District dive team also assisted in the search and recovery.

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