"Recovery effort" underway after boat capsizes on Upper Nashotah Lake

NOW: “Recovery effort“ underway after boat capsizes on Upper Nashotah Lake

Updated: 3:00 p.m. October 19. 2017

SUMMIT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The missing boater has been identified as Rev. Dr. Daniel A. Westberg who taught at Nashotah House Theological Seminary. 

Divers recovered his body on Thursday, October 19.


Updated: 12:00 p.m. on October 19

UPDATE: SUMMIT, Wis. (CBS 58) – As the 24-hour mark approaches, the search for a missing boater has turned from a rescue to a recovery operation.

Rescue crews from the DNR and the county resumed searching shortly after 7:00 a.m. Thursday.

Several boats worked different parts of the lake, looking for the person who was on a boat that capsized on Wednesday.

The boats appear to have converged toward one area, taking a close look at one spot in the lake.

More information from police is expected Thursday afternoon.


Updated: 7:30 a.m. on October 19

UPDATE: SUMMIT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The search has resumed for a missing boater on Nashotah Lake after a capsized boat was found Wednesday with no one in it. 

Officials say they plan to hold a media briefing Thursday afternoon.

Stay with CBS 58 on air and online for the latest updates on this developing story. 


Updated: 6:00 a.m. on October 19

UPDATE: WAUKESHA COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) – Search crews will be back in the water Thursday searching for a missing boater in Nashotah Lake.

Police were called to upper Nashotah Lake in Waukesha County just before 1:00 in the afternoon Wednesday for a person in distress. When they got there, they found a capsized boat, but no owner. Authorities looked for hours and divers searched the water, while officers walked the perimeter of the lake.

A drone was also used.

The search was called off for the day when it became too dark.


Updated: 8:45 p.m. on October 18

After several hours of searching unsuccessfully, the search for the missing boater is now considered a "recovery effort."

The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department Dive Unit has suspended their search efforts due to darkness.

The effort will continue tomorrow morning. 


Posted: 3:30 p.m. on October 18

SUMMIT, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Waukesha County Sheriff's Department is actively searching Nashotah Lakes for a missing man in his 70s after his boat was found overturned and unoccupied around 12:52 p.m. Wednesday. Someone who called 911 said they heard voices from the lake that sounded like someone was in distress.

As of 4:00 p.m. divers are actively searching for the man.

Summit Police, Waukesha County Sheriff's Department, Delafield Fire Department and DNR are helping with the search.

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