Divers find body of Good Samaritan in Wisconsin

JEFFERSON, Wis. (AP) — Divers have found the body of a Good Samaritan who fell off a bridge into the Rock River when he stopped to help another driver.

Jefferson County Sheriff Paul Milbrath says divers located the body of 33-year-old Tyler Prichard of Jackson just before 3:30 p.m. Saturday.

Authorities say Prichard had stopped early Thursday to help a woman involved in a crash on an icy bridge of State Highway 36 in the Town of Aztalan.

After checking the driver’s condition, Prichard suggested they get off the road. He swung his leg over the bridge sidewall and fell into the river. Investigators believe he may not have realized he was over open water.

Divers found Prichard’s body in the river about 100 yards south of the bridge.