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Milwaukee man's body recovered from Lac La Belle Sunday night

It's the lake's second drowning in four days
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Posted at 8:49 PM, Jul 24, 2022
and last updated 2022-07-25 08:59:16-04

OCONOMOWOC — A Milwaukee man's body was pulled from Lac La Belle late Sunday night, according to the Western Lakes Fire District.

The 35-year-old man was on a pontoon boat with friends Sunday when he went under the water and did not resurface, a news release says.

Boats from the Waukesha County Sheriff’s Department, Wisconsin DNR, Chenequa Police, Mukwonago Fire, Washington County, and Dodge County all responded to help with the rescue effort.

The search was called off at about 9 p.m. Sunday, but crews returned when one boat found "an area of interest" using sonar. The man's body was recovered just before 11 p.m.

"We also would like to thank the Oconomowoc Community for your assistance, prayers, and support as our community suffered a second tragic loss in the last four days. Our thoughts are with the family and friends of the victim," the Western Lakes Fire District said in the news release.

This marks the second drowning at this location in four days, as another man was recovered from Lac La Belle on July 22 after going missing on July 21.

We will provide updates to this incident as we learn them.

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