Search crews confirm body has been found in search for missing boater

Posted at 8:28 PM, Apr 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-05 11:25:28-04

UPDATE: The body recovered Tuesday afternoon from Little Lake Butte Des Morts has been positively identified as missing boater Mark Graham of Neenah, according to the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office.


The Winnebago County Sheriff's Office has confirmed search crews found the body of a missing boater on Little Lake Butte Des Morts.

Crews recovered the body of Mark Graham, of Neenah, late Tuesday afternoon.

The sheriff's department was assisted by Bruce's Legacy boat out of Black River Falls, Wisconsin. The boat is equipped with state of the art cameras that allow the boater to see what's at or near the bottom of the water.

It can see more in depth than the sonar systems that were being used previously.

Deputies say around 12:30 p.m. Saturday, they received a call about a possible person missing in the area. When they arrived, they found an unoccupied boat.

The initial search was conducted by Neenah-Menasha Fire and the sheriff's office, but no one was found. The dive team continued the search Sunday starting around 8:30 a.m.

Multiple agencies responded to the call.