Authorities halt search efforts for Sleepy Eye man due to Cottonwood River flooding

By |2018-06-11T17:19:40-05:00June 11th, 2018|

The search for a missing Sleepy Eye man is being suspended due to the Cottonwood River being over flood stage. The Brown County Sheriff's Office reports the search and recovery effort to find 73-year old Vincent Hugo Mathiowetz has become nearly impossible due to recent rains. The man has been missing for over a week after his vehicle was found at a boat landing on June 3. Search efforts have been concentrated 3 ½ miles south of Sleepy Eye on Highway 4 near the Cottonwood River. The river is currently at 12.08-feet, which is above the 11-foot flood stage. With strong [...]