Authorities release name of man who drowned in Vilas County lake
LAND O’LAKES, Wis. (WSAW) - The Vilas County Sheriff’s Office has released the name of a man who drowned Monday afternoon.
Authorities said following a two-day search, the body of Michael Steiner, a resident of Edwards, Colorado was recovered from Black Oak Lake.
Just before 2 p.m. Monday, the dispatch center got a call reporting a boater witnessed a tipped-over canoe on the lake. The caller saw a person sinking below the canoe. Emergency crews responded to the scene and a large search was conducted. The searchers worked until dusk but were unable to recover the person.
The search resumed Tuesday. The 62-year-old man’s body was found around 11:45 a.m. Investigators said the man was not wearing a life jacket when he was recovered. His name has not yet been released.
Land O Lakes Ambulance Service, Land O Lakes Fire Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Newbold Search and Rescue, Vilas County Medical Examiner and the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office responded to the incident.
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