UPDATE: Authorites Identify Man Found Dead in Lake Near Tomahawk

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: 11:20 a.m. Aug 5

Authorities have identified the man found dead in a lake near Tomahawk as Michael A. Kontowicz of Glendale, WI.
A 51 year old Milwaukee County man was found dead Sunday morning in the Town of Bradley. At 8:55 AM a witness called 911 to report finding the man’s body on Smith Lake which is off of Nibler Rd north of the City of Tomahawk.

Tomahawk Firefighters and Tomahawk EMS along with Deputies responded to the scene and recovered the man’s body. It was found floating in the lake near an unoccupied boat.

The Lincoln County Coroner responded to the scene and pronounced the man dead. An autopsy will be conducted on Monday to help determine the cause.

According to a witness the man went out early Sunday morning by himself to go fishing on the lake. No life jacket was found at the scene.

The Wisconsin DNR also investigated at the scene.

His name is be released tomorrow morning.

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