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78-year-old man drowns in Waushara Co.

Image courtesy MGN Online.

TOWN OF WAUTOMA (WLUK) -- A man is dead after he fell into Bughs Lake in the Town of Wautoma.

It happened Tuesday afternoon.

The wife of the victim says her husband was in a boat and fell into the lake.

She tried to swim out and rescue him but wasn't able to bring him up.

His body was recovered around 8 p.m. Tuesday.

The victim is 78-year-old James Michaels of La Crosse.

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