Missing windsurfer found dead in Lake Winnebago

CREATED Jun 29, 2013 - UPDATED: Jul 1, 2013

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FOND DU LAC – Fond du Lac County Sherriff’s Deputies confirm a missing windsurfer is dead. Deputies say they received a call about the missing person around 4:30 p.m. Saturday on Lake Winnebago near Roosevelt Park. The caller said a wind surfing rid had washed up on shore. 

A windsurfing company, the Shrriff’s Office Patrol boat and the Coast Guard began a search. 

Around 6:10 p.m., an employee from the windsurfing company found the body in the water about 300 yards from the shore. 

Deputies say the victim is a 71-year-old man from Sheboygan Falls. His name is not being released at this time. Authorities say he was not wearing a life jacket.