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UPDATE: Deputies investigating Eagle River drowning Submitted: 08/09/2014
Story By Newswatch 12 Team


EAGLE RIVER - An Eagle River man drowned after falling out of his boat early Saturday morning.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department got a call reporting a man was taken out of Catfish Lake in Eagle River and was not breathing.

The man fell overboard as his boat was being towed by another boat. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident. CPR was immediately performed and he was transported by boat to a boat landing off of Catfish Lake Rd.

The Eagle River Ambulance Service took him to Eagle River Memorial Hospital for medical treatment where he was later pronounced dead.

Spirit Air, Eagle River Fire Department, Eagle River Rescue, Eagle River Ambulance Service, Vilas County Sheriff's Office and Vilas County Coroner helped at the scene.

The Vilas County Sheriff's dispatch told us he's 77-years-old and he recently moved to the area.

His name will not be released until family is notified.

The incident is still under investigation.
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08-09-14
2:28 p.m.
Deputies in Vilas County want to know how a 77-year-old Eagle River man drowned Saturday morning.

The Vilas County Sheriff's Department says it happened on Catfish Lake south of Highway 70 around 10:30 a.m.

They say he was on his boat and fell in the water.
Stay tuned to Newswatch 12 for more details as they become available.



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