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Body of missing Ashland boater found

His boat was found washed ashore Monday morning and he hadn't reported for work.

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ASHLAND, Wis. — The body of a missing boater was recovered Thursday night, more than three days after he was reported missing .

John Stanslaski, 60, of Ashland, was found dead along the shore near Second Landing Water Access on Chequamegon Bay, the Ashland County Sheriff's Office said in a news release Friday.

His body was found a half mile from where his empty boat washed ashore Monday morning. The sheriff's office at the time said the boat was registered to Stanslaski, who uncharacteristically failed to report to work on Monday.

An eyewitness reported seeing the boat with a single occupant on Sunday, Aug. 7 when conditions were windy with large waves.

Throughout the week, crews searched the area near Second Landing.


The incident remains under investigation by the sheriff's office and Ashland County Coroner, but no foul play is suspected, the sheriff's office said.

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