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Ice fisherman drowns in Marinette County

MARINETTE, Wis. (AP) -- A fisherman broke through thin ice on a flowage in Marinette County and drowned.

Sheriff's officials say they got a call about 1 p.m. Tuesday reporting that someone may have fallen through the ice on High Falls Flowage in the Town of Stephenson.

The sheriff's department's dive team recovered the body of 69-year-old George McDonough of the Town of Stephenson about three hours later. The Marinette County coroner says the cause of death is drowning.

Sheriff officials have issued a warning about thin ice, especially on rivers and flowages which have stronger currents.

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