Wind Surfer Dies On Lake Winnebago
A 71-year-old Sheboygan Falls man died in Lake Winnebago
Saturday afternoon after he was reported missing near Roosevelt Park. Fond du
Lac County Sheriff’s officials say the 911 call center received a report about a
missing wind surfer at 4:31 p.m. His wind surfing rig washed up on shore and
personnel from the windsurfing company were going out onto the lake to look for
him. The Sheriff’s Office had two boats and a Coast Guard boat were sent out to
look for him. A dive team and Coast Guard helicopter were also used. At 6:10
p.m. personnel from the windsurfing company found the man’s body in water about
300 yards off shore. The body was brought back to shore and Fond du Lac
Paramedics determined he was dead. He was not wearing a personal floatation
device. The Sheriff’s Office and Department of Natural Resources investigated.
The man’s name hasn’t been released yet.