Body Recovered in Jefferson County

1/2/12 – Divers recovered the body of 33-year-old Tyler Prichard in the Rock River Saturday afternoon. Prichard had fallen off a State Highway 26 bridge last Thursday when he stopped to help a woman involved in a crash. The accident happened in the town of Aztalan. After checking to see if she was okay, Prichard suggested they get off the bridge for safety. He reportedly swung his leg over the side of the bridge and fell into the river. Investigators say its possible Prichard didn’t realize he was over the water at the time. His body was found around 3:30pm Saturday about 100 yards downstream from the bridge.