Body of Second Canoeist Recovered From Lake Winnebago
FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) — Crews have ended their search on Lake Winnebago after recovering the second of two victims thrown into the water when their canoe capsized in rough conditions.
Michael Gohde’s body was recovered Thursday afternoon about 150 yards from where the body of his friend, Dakota Goldapske was pulled from the lake Wednesday.
The two men, both 21 and graduates of Horace Mann High School in North Fond du Lac, went out on the lake Monday night and called for help after experiencing rough waters about a mile from shore near Fond du Lac.
Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt says the victims were found in the area where the search was focused, based on the GPS coordinates obtained from a 911 call made by one of the men.
Sheriff’s officials said at the time of the call, both were still in the canoe, but were thrown into the water a short time later. Neither had a life jacket.