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Lincoln Co. officials investigate death of man

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TOMAHAWK (WAOW) -

Lincoln County Sheriff's officials say they're investigating the death of a 67-year-old man from Tomahawk, who they believe drowned Sunday.

Authorities say a 911 call came in around 4:30 p.m., reporting that a man had gone missing off of a pontoon boat.

A witness told investigators the man had been on the boat and went into the water to cool off and help a dog who had gone into the water. Officials say when the man reached the dog, the two struggled and the man disappeared under the water.

The victim was pronounced dead at the scene.

The man's name is not being released at this time.

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