Boater found dead in channel was Menomonie man, 72

Officials say 43-year-old Craig Freeman, of Walnut, was traveling southbound on Smith Road in rural Deer Grove when he failed to maintain control on a curve. (MGN)
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MENOMONIE, Wis. (AP) – A boater who was found dead in water near the Lake Tainter Channel has been identified as a 72-year-old rural Menomonie man.

Authorities say Daniel Buss was found after Dunn County authorities got a call about a missing person on Friday night. Sheriff's deputies arrived to find a boat partially tied to the dock with its lights on and motor running.

Buss's body was found in the water nearby. Foul play is not suspected at this time.