Jan. 17, 2017 – West Bend, WI – A West Bend man in his 60s is being treated at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee after being found lying in a snowbank this morning on N. Main Street.
According to West Bend Police Lt. Duane Farrand, the man was reportedly found before 6 a.m. Tuesday in the 1300 block of N. Main Street.
Neighbors in Barton said a member of Asplundh Tree Service found the man in the snowbank just outside Bagg End Tavern. The man was cold and wet. It’s unknown how long he had been outside.
Patrons at Joker’s 5 Bar & Grill said they knew the man as Jeff and said “he walked everywhere.”
Lt. Farrand said they were called to the scene for someone who had “slipped on the ice.” Farrand did not know if the man suffered hypothermia.
Vrana Body Shop shares the same driveway as Bagg End Tavern. Staff said they were aware police were on the scene Tuesday morning. They said the driveway was a “sheet of ice” and even the trucks from Asplundh had a tough time with traction.
The man’s condition and more details on the situation surrounding the accident are expected to be released in the coming days.
On a business note, the Bagg End Tavern is not open for business. It’s for sale/lease by Anderson Commercial.