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Man found dead after canoe overturns in a Vilas County lake

Searchers found the body of a man in a Vilas County Lake after a canoe tipped over.

The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office says a 911 call came in around 1:30 p.m. Monday afternoon from Black Oak Lake in Land O’ Lakes.

The caller said a boater had seen a tipped over canoe.

A witness had seen a man with no life jacket sinking below the canoe.

A search was started Monday, and continued into Tuesday until the man’s body was located at 11:45 a.m.

Many agencies helped with the search effort.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Office encourages everyone to wear appropriate life jackets while out on the water.

John Burton is the WXPR Morning Edition Host.
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