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Lake Winnebago windsurfer death investigation continues

Jul. 1, 2013
 
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Patrick Flood/Gannett Wisconsin Media

FOND DU LAC — The death of a windsurfer whose body was discovered in Lake Winnebago on Saturday is still under investigation.

Authorities have identified the 71-year-old Sheboygan Falls man but are not releasing the name pending notification of family members, said Al Erickson, a Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources warden.

Erickson said investigators are waiting on the medical examination report before determining a final cause of death, but they do not suspect foul play in the accident.

Lt.William Tadych of the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office said the DNR is handling the case because it is a water-related incident.

A search was launched for the man after his windsurfing board was found washed up on shore on Saturday afternoon along the east shore of Lake Winnebago. The man’s body was discovered at about 6 p.m. off the shoreline at N7156 Winnebago Drive in the town of Fond du Lac.

The search lasted approximately 2½ hours. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office and U.S. Coast Guard searched the lake.

Emily Miels writes for The Reporter Media of Fond du Lac

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