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16-year-old drowns in Waushara County

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TOWN OF MARION (WAOW) -

Waushara County authorities say a 16-year-old boy from Fond du Lac died Saturday on Silver Lake in the Town of Marion.

Police say Blake Lieders was swimming in the lake with friends when he went under the water and did not resurface. They say his friends tried to get him to shore and a boater in the area threw a personal floatation device to the swimmers, but they were unable to save him before losing contact.

Emergency responders from the Sheriff's Office, Marion PD, Waushara County EMS, Wautoma and Redgranite Fire Departments all aided in the search for Lieders.

Crews eventually found his body in about 9 feet of water.

Officers say this is the first drowning fatality of 2012 in Waushara County.

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