UPDATE: 1 Dead in Vilas Co. Boating Accident

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department says a man has died after a boating accident in Conover.

The accident happened around 3:45 p.m. Wednesday on the west shore of Upper Buckatabon Lake. Dispatch received a call reporting a boater who have may have been struck by his own boat. The man was rescued from the water and CPR was started immediately. The man was flown to a Wausau hospital. A lieutenant says the man died from his injuries later that evening.

Witnesses told investigators the man collapsed over the side of the boat prior to being rescued.

The victim's name is not being released at this time. An investigation into the matter of his death continues.


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