Gov. Tony Evers announced Monday 25-year-old staffer, Ben Belzer, the governor’s personal assistant, died in a tubing accident over the weekend.
The man died Saturday afternoon in a tubing accident on Sugar River in Green County. Officials said he went underwater around 3:20 p.m. and did not resurface.
The Green County Sheriff’s Office said his body was found at 6:05 p.m. in the water about 400 yards from where he entered., according to a statement posted online on Jul. 20, 2020 by News8000
The following are some tributes posted on social media to honor the life and the legacy of the deceased.
Jodi Emerson wrote
Ben was a good person. He was kind, thoughtful and funny. My thoughts are with his family, friends and co-workers today. I will miss him.
Anna Mayberry wrote
That’s sad; another life gone to soon; prayers to his family & friends; it’s hard losing someone that young, trust me I know!!!
Stacey Brehm Haslow wrote
Prayers for the family. this is a life lost. Shame on anyone making this a joke or poor taste political platform.
Neil Miller wrote
Dang… people are super cruel. Just a guy living in the world who died tragically. Hope y’all are doing ok in your personal lives… doesn’t really seem like it. Stay kind. Don’t be a prick.