Body found on Lake Kegonsa identified as missing boater

Authorities identified the body and cause of death of a man found in Lake Kegonsa Tuesday.

The Dane County Medical Examiner's Office said Ricky Joe Strand, 58, Stoughton, died from "accidental fresh water drowning."

In a press release sent Thursday, authorities said Strand went missing after jumping from a boat on the lake Saturday evening. Strand had been out on the water with friends.

Authorities recovered the body around 7:15 p.m. Tuesday after a four-day search.

The death remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office.

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