Brent York stands at boat launch (copy)

Adams County Sheriff Brent York makes a call Wednesday morning as he stands at a Wisconsin River boat launch area. Authorities were attempting to recover the body of a child who went missing Tuesday night.

The Adams County Sheriff’s Office found the body of a local boy who drowned in the Wisconsin River early June 24, concluding a weeklong search.

Jamison Dean Owen Miller, 11, of Grand Marsh, was reported missing at 6 p.m. June 18, immediately launching a full search operation. The search team found his body at the Kilbourn Dam, according to Adams County Sheriff Brent York.

“On Monday, June 24, 2019, at approximately 7:30 a.m. the Wisconsin Dells Police Department communications center received a call from Alliant Energy Dam personnel reporting a body in the Wisconsin River at the Kilbourn Dam,” York said in a press release. “The Adams County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources recovered the body from the Wisconsin River.”

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Miller went under near Chapel Gorge Trail in a DNR natural area, several miles north of downtown Wisconsin Dells.

“It’s good to have the recovery for the family, to bring closure for the family,” York said. “And also for the first responders, law enforcement, all the personnel that were out on the river looking. They’re all obviously personally invested.”

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