Missing swimmer’s body recovered near Madeline Island

La Pointe Police say they have found the body of a swimmer who went missing near Big Bay State Park on Madeline Island.

Authorities say he was 41-year-old Curtis Wilmer of Eau Claire. Wilmer was a member of the Bad River Band of Lake Superior Chippewa.

Just before 2:40 p.m. Sunday, police were called to Big Bay State Park because Wilmer had jumped off a cliff into Lake Superior and never resurfaced.

“During Wilmer’s second jump it is believed he succumbed the rough surf conditions in the lake at that time,” a press release from the La Pointe Police Department said. “Weather and lake conditions are believed to be a factor in this incident.”

They say he was alone at the time.

His body was found at about 12:30 p.m. Monday.