UPDATE: Missing Wheeler man found dead

Josh Tireman

At about 10:43 a.m. on June 7, Josh Tireman of Wheeler, pictured above, was located deceased by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Ace Helicopters by air off 610th St in Otter Creek township. Tireman had been missing since June 5. —photo submitted by Dunn County Sheriff’s Office

WHEELER — A Wheeler man that was reported missing last Wednesday, June 6 was found dead the following day after an apparent ATV accident.

30-year-old Joseph Tiremen was found deceased around 10:43 a.m. on Thursday, June 7 by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of Ace Helicopters just off 610th  Street in the Town of Otter Creek in Dunn County.

According to the news release from the Sheriff’s Office, it appears that Tireman was attempting to negotiate a curve on the gravel road using his ATV when he went off the roadway which causing the ATV to overturn and stike a tree. Tireman and his ATV went over an embankment off the roadway and were unable to be seen from the roadway. Ace Helicopter was able to locate the body and ATV by air.

No foul play is suspected in this crash. The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is handling the ATV crash report.

Initially, the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office had issued a missing person’s report on Wednesday afternoon asking the public for information and help in locating Tireman, who had last been seen in the Village of Wheeler on Tuesday, June 5 around 7 p.m. His family became concerned for his welfare when he did not return and contacted the authorities. 

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