Searchers recover body of missing 22-year-old boater from Lake Mendota in Madison

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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.