Boater Deceased

Overdue Boater found Deceased

On July 31, 2022, at approximately 2:22pm, the Grant County Sheriff's Office received a call that Marlin Carl, age 69 of Fennimore, had been fishing at Pafenrath Lake when he did not return at his usual time. Family members responded to the area and located his boat on the water, but could not locate Marlin. With the assistance of Muscoda Fire, Muscoda EMS, Blue River Fire, Blue River EMS, and Wisconsin DNR, the area of the boat was searched, but Marlin could still not be located. A K9 unit from the Richland County Sheriff's Office was also requested to check the area, but was also unable to locate Marlin. Assistance was requested from the Christian Aid Ministries Search and Rescue Team. Once the Search and Rescue Team arrived, Marlin was located and recovered from the water. Unfortunately, Marlin was pronounced deceased by the Grant County Coroner's Office.