Sail-boater dies in Lake Menona

An 80-year-old man has died as the result of a boating accident on Lake Menona in Dane County Saturday.   The man’s body was found in the water off shore of Winnequah Road and Parkway Drive near Stone Bridge Park in Menona Saturday afternoon.

According to Dan County Marine and Trail Enforcement, family members reported the man overdue and missing around 3 PM.  The man was to meet family members on the shores of  Lake Menona after launching his sailboat at the Olin Park Boat Launch.

During the search a citizen reported seeing a sailboat matching the missing boat adrift along the northeast shore of Lake Menona.  Enforcement personnel found the man’s body in the water near the sailboat.  He was unresponsive when located.   Life-saving efforts were performed and the man was transported to an area hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The incident remains under investigation, but according to the Dane County Sheriff there is no indication that the death suspicious.

The identity of the man has not been released pending the notification of all next of kin.

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