The body of a missing boater was recovered by law enforcement the evening of Tuesday, June 30, three days after the man was first reported missing.

The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office conducted an autopsy Thursday, July 2, and announced the man, Ricky Joe Strand, 58, of Stoughton, died of drowning, according to preliminary results.

Additional testing is underway at this time.

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

At about 7:15 p.m. June 30, the Dane County Sheriff’s Office Marine and Trail Enforcement staff recovered a body from Lake Kegonsa. The Fish Camp boat launch in the Town of Dunn was briefly closed to allow DCSO detectives and crime scene personnel to conduct their investigation.

Shortly after 7 p.m. Saturday, June 28, several law enforcement units responded to Amundson Landing and Park, 3302 Quam Drive, in the Town of Dunn when reports of the missing boater were first made.

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