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Lake Delton authorities investigating drowning

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New Richmond, 54017
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Authorities in Lake Delton are investigating the apparent drowning death of a vacationer from Canada.

According to investigators the 79-year-old man was swimming in Lake Delton about 50 feet from the shore when he went down in 8 feet of water on Tuesday afternoon.

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His wife was with him. She tried to locate him, but failed.

Rescuers found the body about 20 minutes later.

An autopsy was scheduled to determine the cause of death.

Authorities said he was apparently a very good swimmer. His name was not immediately released.

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