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Two men die in Lake Wapogasset boating accident

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Two men who drowned in a northwest Wisconsin boating accident have been identified as Travis Foss, 27, of rural Amery and Joshua Meline, 28, of Deer Park.

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Polk County authorities said their boat overturned early Thursday morning on Lake Wapogasset.

Meline's 19-year-old girlfriend was said to be sleeping during the mishap and she woke up in the water, swam 20 minutes to shore, walked a mile to a house where she called a friend, and then notified authorities.

They were called about 3:30 a.m. State and local rescuers combed the lake and found the two victims seven hours later in 24-feet of water.

The 14-foot boat was submerged by then.

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