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Search for Possible Drowning Victim Underway in Burnett County

Updated: Sep 10, 2021


From the Burnett County Sheriff's Office:

On September 8, 2021, at approximately 9:46 a.m. the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office, teamed with the K9 Emergency Response Team, Siren Police Department, Webster Fire Department, and Emergency Management located the missing man from Clam Lake. The man was located in the general area of the original location that he was missing from.

The Burnett County Medical Examiner’s Office assisted in the recovery of the body.

Original Story:

Responders are searching for a possible drowning victim on Lower Clam Lake in the Meenon Township.

According to Chief Deputy Jamie Wiltrout of the Burnett County Sheriff's Office, law enforcement was called over the possible drowning on Sunday, September 5, just after 3:00 p.m.

A press release from Burnett County law enforcement describes the victim as a 45-year-old man from Hammond, WI. It said he was part of a group swimming on Lower Clam Lake and had gone missing from the boat he was swimming near.

Numerous responders, including area fire departments, DNR, and the Jackson Dive Team, are assisting in the search, but lake conditions have made looking for the missing man difficult.

No other information is available at this time.

Listen to Chief Deputy Wiltrout speak on the situation below.

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