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updated 6:14 PM UTC, Oct 22, 2018

Capsized Boat: 1 Dead, 1 Missing

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

Emergency responders recovered one body and spent a good portion of the weekend looking for a second victim after a boat capsized on Lake DuBay. 

A witness says he saw the men on the boat surface a few seconds after it went over.  He and a second boater raced to the scene, but the victims never came back up.  They haven't been identified.  One emergency responder with Portage County says the cold temperatures mean the men's bodies would have begun shutting down just minutes after they fell into the water.Emergency responders recovered one body and spent a good portion of the weekend looking for a second victim after a boat capsized on Lake DuBay.  A witness says he saw the men on the boat surface a few seconds after it went over.  He and a second boater raced to the scene, but the victims never came back up.  They haven't been identified.  One emergency responder with Portage County says the cold temperatures mean the men's bodies would have begun shutting down just minutes after they fell into the water.

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