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Wis. fisherman drowns when kayak overturns


SHELL LAKE, Wis. (AP) -- A fisherman has drowned after his kayak apparently capsized on Shell Lake in northwestern Wisconsin.

   Washburn County Sheriff Terry Dryden says divers recovered the body of 56-year-old John Frisco of Clear Lake from deep water on the west side of the lake. Frisco was dead at the scene.

   The Duluth News Tribune reports Washburn County 911 received a call just after 1 p.m. Friday of a man calling for help from a sinking boat.

   The sheriff says Frisco apparently had been fishing over fish cribs just off from a shallow sand bar.

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