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Body Found Near Oconto Identified as Missing Fisherman

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05/29/2019- The body of a missing fisherman who fell into the Menominee River when his boat capsized near Stephenson Island one month ago has been found. The Oconto County Sheriff’s Office reports they received a call of a deceased male who was discovered by a fisherman in the Bay of Green Bay about three miles southeast of Harbor Road near the City of Oconto Wednesday morning. The body was recovered by personnel from both the Sheriff’s Office and Oconto Fire/Rescue and the body was positively identified as that of 57-year-old Benjamin Tart of Iron River, Michigan, who is presumed to have drowned after an April 29th boating accident. An ongoing investigation into the matter is being conducted by the Marinette County Sheriff’s Office, Oconto County Sheriff’s Office and the Medical Examiner.

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