Searchers recover body of missing 22-year-old boater from Lake Mendota in Madison
MADISON — Searchers have recovered the body of a missing boater from Lake Mendota in Madison.
The Dane County sheriff’s office dive team recovered the body of the 22-year-old Madison man around 10:20 a.m. Monday.
Witnesses say the man jumped off a sailboat into the water to cool off and quickly disappeared. Authorities were called to the possible drowning just before 6 p.m. Saturday.
Using side-scan sonar, deputies found the man’s body about a mile from the shore of Memorial Union in about 60 feet of water.
An autopsy is planned Tuesday. The victim’s name was not immediately released.