Man dies after drowning in Waushara County

WAUSHARA COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) - A 78-year-old La Crosse man is dead after he fell out of a boat Tuesday afternoon.

When first responders arrived at Bughs Lake, they found a woman who said her husband, James Michaels was in the boat and then fell out.

She tried to swim out and rescue him but was not able to bring him up. She went to shore and called 911.

Michaels' body was found after an extensive search at 7:56 p.m.

The lake is located in the Town of Wautoma.

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