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Sheriff: Search for skydiver now recovery effort

  • July 9, 2013 - 8:25 PM

OSHKOSH, Wis. — Winnebago County authorities say the body of a skydiver has been found in an Oshkosh-area lake.

A dive team began searching for the skydiving instructor after wind pushed him off course and into Lake Butte des Morts on Tuesday. The instructor was making a tandem 10,000-foot jump with a student.

Officials say the student swam to shore for help about 12:30 p.m. and was not injured.

The sheriff's department says the instructor's body was found shortly before 5:30 p.m. His name has not been released pending notification of relatives.

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