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UPDATE: Body found in search for missing boater

Authorities in Green Lake County recovered the body of a boater who has been missing since Thursday.
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Posted at 7:03 AM, Jul 21, 2023

*UPDATE*

The body of a missing boater has been found in Green Lake County.

After searching for more than 24 hours, authorities discovered the body of a 36-year-old at 4:24 Friday afternoon.

Dive teams and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources began their search Thursday night after receiving reports of a possible drowning victim.

The Green Lake County Sheriff's Office and the Wisconsin DNR are still investigating.

Foul play is not suspected.

*Original post*
(July 20, 2023)

Dispatchers were called about a possible drowning victim at 4:34 p.m. Thursday on Big Green Lake.

The Green Lake County Sheriff's Office Boat Patrol and area fire departments responded and began searching the last known area of the boater.

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources arrived and initiated an investigation and assisted in searching.

The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team also helped.

The search for the victim continued until dark.

At this time the victim has not been located, and the search will continue on Friday, July 21st.

Horner's Landing will not be available to the public as emergency responders will utilize that location to facilitate the continued search for the missing boater.

As the search continues we ask the public to respectfully avoid the search area and give emergency crews room to apply all efforts to searching for the subject involved.