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Man drowns in Terre Du Lac

TERRE DU LAC — A Terre Du Lac man who lived in a house along Lake Capri was found dead Friday afternoon.

Police Chief Walt Parish said the ambulance district, and Terre Du Lac fire and police departments were dispatched to a drowning at about 3 p.m.

A family member had found the elderly man in the lake.

“He apparently drowned,” Parish said. The man’s name is not being released at this time.

It is not known how long the man had been in the water. Officials are still investigating.

Parish believes the man lived alone. He said there are indications the man may have been fishing.

This drowning was dispatched not even 24 hours after a near drowning of a 2-year-old girl at nearby Lac Marseilles in Terre Du Lac. The girl who was swimming with family had slipped out of her vest. She was alert and breathing by the time EMS arrived.

Terre Du Lac has 16 lakes. Two of the largest lakes have swimming beaches.

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