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Man drowns in Sawyer Co. trying to help person in water


Sawyer County (WQOW) - A trip to the lake to cool off ends in tragedy in Sawyer County.

Arthur Schmock, from Hayward, drowned Saturday evening on Lac Courte Oreilles Lake. The Sheriff says Schmock and several others were in a boat when a passenger fell out.

Schmock jumped in to help, but did not resurface. The county dive team found his body the next day in about 12 feet of water.

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