WAUTOMA (WAOW) – A 20-year-old Milwaukee man died in a swimming incident at Mount Morris Lake early Friday, Waushara County Sheriff David Peterson said.
Bruce H. Beckley, a student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, was reported missing about 1 a.m. by friends swimming with him, Peterson said.
About 2 a.m., divers found Beckley under water and attempts to revive him were unsuccessful, the sheriff said in a statement.Beckley and his friends were swimming at the beach in the Town of Mt. Morris Town Park after posted hours, Peterson said. “It is believed that alcohol consumption was a contributing factor in the incident.”
Mount Morris Lake is about five miles northeast of Wautoma.