Missing Child Found Safely At Mauthe Lake

Multiple agencies assisted Wednesday (6/29/2022) in the search for a missing child at Mauthe Lake, located southeast of Campbellsport in Fond du Lac County.

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Department was notified just before 4:00 p.m. Wednesday by a parent who reported not seeing his six year old son in about 45 minutes.

The parent said the two were walking down to the beach from a campsite, when the parent realized he didn’t have any sunscreen and went back to the campsite to get some.

He returned to find his son gone.

Witnesses reported seeing the child walking along the beach, and while Sheriff’s Department and DNR personnel began the search, the parent was able to locate the child safely.

There were no injuries reported to the child and no medical attention was required at the scene.