Tainter Lake capsized boat leads to unnecessary searching for crews

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Several different crews and individuals had been searching for a missing boater when a capsized boat was found on Tainter Lake in Wisconsin. The Dunn County Sheriffs department has confirmed the identity of a Boyceville man as the owner of the boat found capsized in Tainter Lake on July 4th.

Jacob Wyss of Boyceville claimed the 12′ jon boat was his after he was contacted by the sheriffs dept. Monday, July 7th. Wyss claims he didn’t leave the boat capsized and doesn’t know how the boat ended up where it was found.

Bruce’s Legacy put in several hours on the water Sunday, July 6th to aid in the search of a potential missing subject. Keith Cormican, Nick Gebhardt and Dave Whitehouse used the side scan sonar to scan the area of Tainter Lake where the boat had ben found.

Dunn County Sheriff Dennis Smith and crew were an absolute pleasure to work with. It’s unfortunate they are put in a position to look for someone that isn’t actually missing. It’s deplorable if it’s found this gentleman is untruthful regarding his knowledge of his capsized boat.  The amount of effort, expense and mental drain exhausted on these scenarios may seem routine to the general public but that’s far from the truth. Almost every search we’ve been on has included firemen, police, emts’, volunteers etc who while NOT on duty, still feel obligated or a desire to help aid recovery efforts.

Fortunately no life was lost and the searchers were all safe at the end of the day. Kudos to everyone who sacrificed their 4th of July weekend to search.

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