Body Of Boat Accident Victim Pulled From Lake

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Vermont State Police say a body pulled from Lake Champlain has been positively identified as that of a boater who disappeared after an accident on Saturday.

Police say Rene Viau, 46, of Ferrisburgh, disappeared after the boat he was in went out of control after being rocked by the wakes of other boats. Police say he was standing in the front of the boat without a life jacket when he fell overboard.

Viau’s body was discovered on Tuesday and was positively identified later in the day. His remains were taken to the state medical examiner for an autopsy. Police say their investigation continues.

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