October 23, 2014

Middleton man drowns in Lake Superior

A Dane County man has been identified as a drowning victim in northern Wisconsin. Ashland County Sheriff Michael Brennan said in a press release that the body of 74 year-old Charles Conklin of Middleton was recovered Thursday evening in about 14 feet of water just off Long Island in Lake Superior.

A dive team located the victim after receiving a radio report of a missing swimmer. Long Island is just off Chequamegon Point and is part of the Apostle Islands National Lakeshore.