UPDATE: Man Who Died After Driving Vehicle Through Ice on Lake Irving Has Been Identified
UPDATE: A Bemidji man who died after driving a vehicle through ice on Lake Irving on Sunday has been identified as 58-year-old James W. Wizner. Wizner’s identity was confirmed by the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office yesterday, January 13th.
Wizner worked for Bemidji State University in the Facilities department as a painter.
Services will be held at 11 AM on Saturday, Jan. 16 at St. Philip’s Catholic Church in Bemidji. Visitation will be from 5-7 PM, with a 6 PM prayer service on Friday, Jan. 15 at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.
The man who died after driving a vehicle through the ice on Lake Irving on Sunday has still not been identified.
The Beltrami County Sheriff’s Office says the man’s body was transported to the Midwest Medical Examiner’s Office for an autopsy. His name will be released after confirmation by the medical examiner.
The man’s body was located around 6:30 Monday night with the assistance of an underwater remotely operated vehicle provided and operated by the Red Lake Department of Public Safety Conservation.