Missing boater found dead in Vilas Co.

Vilas County (WAOW) – missing boater was found dead in Vilas County Saturday morning.

According the police, they got a call late Friday night that an elderly male hadn’t returned from boating on Lac Vieux Desert Lake in Phelps. Officials said they found the boat floating unoccupied.

After a search, officials found the man dead in the water. He was not wearing a life jacket.

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