SILVER CLIFF — Marinette County Sheriff Jerry Sauve reported Wednesday that late in the evening on Tuesday, Marinette County Dispatch received a call that an 87-year-old male who had not returned to his residence on “Old J Road” in the Town of Silver Cliff in Marinette County on an ATV (all-terrain vehicle) had been found deceased on his property under the recreational vehicle. 

Sheriff’s deputies and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR) responded to the incident and are investigating this as an ATV accidental fatality. Marinette County Coroner George Smith pronounced the victim dead at the scene.

The victim’s name is being withheld pending notification of family members. 

The investigation is continuing through the sheriff’s office, Wisconsin DNR and the Marinette County coroner.