ALGONAC (WWJ) – The body of the swimmer missing since Monday in the St. Clair River has been found.
According to St. Clair County Sheriff Tim Donnellon, members of the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team recovered the body of 37-year-old Darren Cogbill of Roseville shortly after 7:00 p.m. Tuesday.
Police say the first call came in around 5:30 p.m. Monday regarding a missing swimmer in the North Channel of the St. Clair River outside the Algonac Harbour Boat Club. Cogbill and three others had jumped from a boat into the river.
“It is very odd,” Donnellon told WWJ Monday, ” this isn’t a boat that was speeding at high speeds, this wasn’t someone struggling in the water that another individual went over to save him and then got into trouble — which happens consistently,” he said. “We’re not sure if something may have happened underwater when he went down. There’s a lot of unknowns with this one and it is more unusual than most.”
According to witnesses, Cogbill surfaced once, then went under and was unable to be located by the others.
Cogbill was located by sonar in about 45 feet of water not too far from the entrance of the boat club.
His mother and a family friend waited nearby as crews searched the water.