Search for missing Sleepy Eye man called off due to dangerous conditions 09 Jun 18

Search crews called off the for the missing Sleepy Eye man this (Friday) afternoon. Due to rainfall, the river is rising rapidly and becoming dangerous. The Brown County Sheriff’s Office and Sleepy Eye Fire Department will continue to monitor the conditions and resume the search when conditions are more favorable. The Minnesota Department of natural Resources will conduct a search from air in the next couple of days. 73-year-old Vincent Mathiowetz was last seen Sunday morning when he left his residence. His pick-up was located at the Cottonwood River Boat landing near Sleepy eye. Tracking dogs gave strong indication Mathiowetz is in the water.