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UPDATE: Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office identifies boater who died Monday nightSubmitted: 05/21/2019
UPDATE: Oneida Co. Sheriff's Office identifies boater who died Monday night
Story By Lane Kimble

RHINELANDER - A man found floating in an Oneida County lake died on Monday night.

The Oneida County Sheriff's Office identified the man as Thomas Lambert, 73, of Rhinelander.

Deputies were called to Jennie Webber Lake along Highway 17 in Sugar Camp around 7 p.m. Monday for the report of someone who had fallen into the lake.  Deputies saw a submerged boat and someone floating in the water.


A person helped deputies get out to the boat where they found Lambert unconscious in the water. Crews pulled him out and took him to a hospital where Lambert later died.

Sheriff's Captain Terri Hook told Newswatch 12 the boat belonged to Lambert.  He was not wearing a life vest.  Hook did not know what caused Lambert's death.

The Oneida County Dive Team, Oneida County Ambulance, Sugar Camp Fire, Newbold Fire, the Wisconsin DNR, and the Oneida County Medical Examiner's Office helped the sheriff's office at the scene.

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