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BURNETT COUNTY -- A search for a missing 45-year-old in Burnett County is “ongoing,” according to a press release from the Burnett County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities say that on Sunday, September 5, 2021, at approximately 3:13p, in Meenon Township, Dispatch received a call of a possible drowning.

The Sheriff’s Office says that a 45-year-old man from Hammond, WI had been swimming on Lower Clam Lake and had gone missing from a boat he was swimming near with his companions.

Due to the lake conditions, and other factors, the search is still ongoing, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

At this time the name of the man will not be released.

The Burnett County Sheriff’s Office would like to thank all that have searched and continue to search.

Webster Fire, Jackson Fire and dive team, St. Croix Hertel Fire, Shell Lake Fire, Barron County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin DNR, Siren Police Department K9 Emergency Response Team, and Burnett County Emergency Management all assisted in the search while North Ambulance was on standby.


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