Dane County Sheriff’s Office resumes search for missing boater on Lake Monona

Lake Monona

MADISON, Wis. — The Dane County Sheriff’s Office resumed their search for a missing boater on Lake Monona Sunday.

Officials said that at around 1 p.m. Saturday, emergency crews were called to the lake after a 74-year-old Milwaukee man went overboard while fishing. First responders were not immediately able to find him.

The Sheriff’s Office’s dive team searched near the middle of the lake off of Winnequah Road but had to call off their search due to severe weather. The search got back underway Sunday morning, officials said.

In a tweet Saturday, officials asked that boaters stay a safe distance away from the Sheriff’s Office’s boats in order to protect divers.

Two other men who were with the missing fisherman at the time of the incident said their boat hit a swell and turned sharply, causing the fisherman, who was driving the boat, to fall overboard. The two passengers were able to return to shore safely.