Man identified in Fremont lake drowning

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Published: Aug. 7, 2017 at 7:11 AM CDT
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Authorities have identified the man who drown Sunday in a lake near Fremont.

The Dodge County Sheriff's Office says Eugenijus Balsys, 45, was driving a jet ski on Victory Lake when he fell into the water near the boat ramp. He was not wearing a life jacket.

Officials say he tried to swim to the jet ski but wasn't able to reach it. Witnesses tried to swim out to help him but weren't able to reach him in time.

The Fremont/Dodge County Dive Rescue Team searched the lake and found Balsys' body about a half hour later, just 50 feet from shore.