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Local authorities recover drowning victim’s body from Eagle Lake

  •  A mishap on Eagle Lake took the life of a promising young Mt. Lake boy.

A tragedy occurred on Eagle Lake this past week as 15-year-old Skyler Goulette of Mt. Lake drowned in a boating accident on the night of April 15 and his body was recovered the morning of April 17 after an extensive recovery effort.

According to the Cottonwood County Sheriff’s Office, the boy’s body was found just before 11:30 a.m. April 17 in about 4.5 feet of water. Sheriff Jason Purrington said that the location was approximately 100 yards from the shore.

Goulette had been canoeing on April 15 with his younger sister, and reportedly left the boat to seek to retrieve a lost paddle.

For more details on this story, please see the April 24 edition of the Citizen.

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