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Boat Sinks in Lake Wausau

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

Three people are ok after their boat sank near the Blue Gill Park Boat Landing in Rib Mountain Friday night.

Few details are known, as the situation is under investigation. The Battalion Fire Chief for S.A.F.E.R, Matt Savage, tells NewsChannel 7 all three people in the boat were wearing their life jackets and are being check out by EMTs in an ambulance. At this point it appears everyone is ok.

Two of the people were pulled out of the water by a float plane. The third was picked up by another boat already in the water.

The Battalion Fire Chief Savage says when the call first came in to dispatch, it was a bit tricky because it was reported as a boat fire. He says there was no fire and that the boat sank.

He reminds everyone that will be out this holiday weekend to play it safe and make sure you always wear your life jackets when on the water. Savage points out, it's not enough to just have them on the boat - they need to be on your body.

Stay tuned to NewsChannel 7 for more developments.


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