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  • Writer's pictureDunn County Sheriff's Office

Fatal Boating Accident - Tainter Lake

On Friday, September 20th, 2019 at around 11:30pm the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office responded to an address in the Town of Tainter for a report of a missing person near the Lake Tainter Channel. Menomonie Fire Department also responded to the scene with a boat and additional equipment.

When Deputies arrived on scene, they found the boat, last operated by the missing individual, partially tied up to the dock, lights still on and the motor running. While searching for the driver, Deputies located the male driver deceased in the water near the boat. Foul play is not suspected at this time.

This investigation is still under investigation by the Dunn County Sheriff’s Office and the Department of Natural Resources.


The deceased boater was identified as Daniel Buss, 72, of rural Menomonie.


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