Dodge County Medical Examiner: Man’s death in Beaver Dam River result of accidental drowning

October 2, 2019 GMT

The man whose body was found in Beaver Dam River June 1 died as the result of an accidental drowning.

Dodge County Medical Examiner PJ Schoebel said Tuesday the official cause of death for George W. Stodola, 48, Beaver Dam, was drowning with a contributing factor of acute ethanol intoxication.

“In this case, we’re referring to excessive consumption of alcoholic beverages,” Schoebel said.

Stodola’s body was found in the Beaver Dam River the afternoon of June 1 by two kayakers south of Cooper Street but north of Highway 151.