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20-year-old Milwaukee man dies while swimming


WAUTOMA (WAOW) – A 20-year-old Milwaukee man died in a swimming incident at Mount Morris Lake early Friday, Waushara County Sheriff David Peterson said.

Bruce H. Beckley, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was reported missing about 1 a.m. by friends swimming with him, Peterson said.

About 2 a.m., divers found Beckley under water and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, the sheriff said in a statement.Beckley and his friends were swimming at the beach in the Town of Mt. Morris Town Park after posted hours, Peterson said. “It is believed that alcohol consumption was a contributing factor in the incident.”

Mount Morris Lake is about five miles northeast of Wautoma.

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