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Newlyweds Capsize in Wis., Man Dies

October 11, 2000

PORTAGE, Wis. (AP) _ A couple on their honeymoon were thrown into the water when their boat capsized, and the husband drowned.

Their 12-foot aluminum craft overturned when Walter Gould, 61, of Horicon, Wis., stood up to stretch Tuesday on Long Lake, officials said.

``It tipped and rolled over on him,″ Columbia County Sheriff’s Lt. Wayne Smith said. ``He was trying to get the boat uprighted instead of getting out of the water.″

Gould and his wife, Kathleen Gould, 47, had not been wearing life vests but were able to pull them on once they were in the 50-degree water, officials said.

Kathleen Gould suffered hypothermia and was hospitalized in good condition Wednesday. Her husband was unconscious when pulled from the water and was pronounced dead about an hour later.

The couple had married Saturday.

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