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Drowning victim's body recovered from Lake Namakagon

Duluth Media Group
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A man was found dead in the water following a search for a drowning victim on Lake Namakagon on Saturday.

On Tuesday, the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office released the name of the victim as Michael Bobusch of Appleton, Wisconsin.

Just after 7 p.m., the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call to report a 44-year-old man had jumped off a pontoon boat on the lake and could not be located. The man had jumped off to swim and did not resurface.

An initial search was conducted by private boats in the area followed by a search by the Bayfield County Sheriff's Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Namakagon Fire Department and Sawyer County Dive Team. Initial surface searches were unsuccessful.

Divers from Sawyer County located the body in the water at 10:10 p.m. The incident is currently under investigation by the Sheriff's Office.

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