VILAS COUNTY -
We now know the name of a man who drown in Vilas County.
According to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office, 70 year old John Zeibert of Phelps died.
The sheriff's office received a report around 11:08 p.m. Friday that Zeibert had not returned home from boating. He was last seen around 7:30 p.m. Deputies found the Ziebert's boat floating unoccupied when they arrived at the lake.
Deputies searched the area with assistance from the DNR, Phelps Fire Department, and Phelps Ambulance. At 8:00 a.m. Zeibert's body was found in the water. He was not wearing a life jacket.
The cause of the drowning is under investigation.
In a press release, the sheriff's office urged people to have and wear appropriate life jackets while enjoying water related activities.