State Game Wardens searching an inlet of Lake Livingston in the Subdivision of Twin Harbors in Onalaska on Saturday (05/06/17).
"He was an avid sail boater"... Onalaska Man Drowns While Boating, ONALASKA, May 6, 2017 - At around 4 pm on May 5, 2017 a person spotted a small sailboat in an inlet of Lake Livingston in the Subdivision of Twin Harbors. The boat was unmanned. The Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department and State Game Wardens were summoned and began a search in Lake Livingston in the vicinity of Twin Harbors. The search was later halted when it became too dark. The search resumed again today (05/06/17). Shortly before 1 pm today, a rescue boat with the Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department found the man, John Lyle Koston, 66, of Onalaska, floating on the south side of the Kickapoo Bridge in Onalaska. One Twin Harbor resident stated to PolkCountyToday.com that Koston was a avid sail boater and that he would sail his boat at least every other day. Koston was brought ashore near the area where he was found. Justice of the Peace, Sarah Arnett, performed an inquest at the scene. Koston was transported from the scene by a first-call car from Cochran Funeral Home. This case remains under investigation by the Onalaska Police Department.
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66 year old John Lyle Koston was found on the south side of the Kickapoo Bridge in Onalaska.
Koston was taken ashore near the location where he was found by Onalaska Volunteer Fire Department.
Onalaska Police Department and State Game Wardens at the scene
Onalaska Fire Chief, Jay Stutts earlier in the day in the Twin Harbors subdivision.
John Lyle Koston was transported from the scene by Cochran Funeral Home.
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