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Vermont Man Dies After Incident in Boat on Lake Champlain

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A Vermont man has died after falling from an overturned boat in Lake Champlain.

Police announced that Wayne Bailey, 63, from Berlin, Vermont died after the boat flipped near Stave Island, just south of South Hero, Vermont. The incident happened around 11:30 a.m.

The U.S. Coast Guard, Mallets Bay Fire Rescue, Colchester police, Grand Isle Sheriffs Department, South Hero Fire Deparment and state police all responded.

Bailey's brother was also in the boat, but survived.

Cause of death will be announced after the medical examiner's report is completed, state police said.

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