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The Body Of Michael Philbin, Son Of Packers Offensive Coordinator Joe Philbin, Found

Michael Philbin - Photo from Facebook

I mentioned yesterday that having a son missing really puts something so trivial as a football game in perspective.  So sad that this story ended in such tragedy for the family and Packers organization.


Yesterday, Michael T. Philbin, son of Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin, was reported missing after last being heard from about 2 a.m. Sunday morning.

Minutes ago, the worst-case scenario was confirmed — Philbin died, presumably when he fell into the icy waters of the Fox River in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

According to ESPNWisconsin’s Jason Wilde, players were given official confirmation of Philbin’s death shortly after 4 p.m. today, hours after The Oshkosh Northwestern reported that a rescue team recovered “the body of a man who fell through the ice Sunday morning behind Axletech in Oshkosh.”

According to the Northwestern, divers began the search Sunday after an employee at Axletech called authorities around 2:30 a.m. Sunday to report that he thought he heard someone fall in the ice and call for help.

via Michael Philbin body found: Packers offensive coordinator’s son dead days before playoff – Minneapolis News – The Blotter.

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