Tomahawk EMS Performs Water Rescue on Lake Alice

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

A Brown County family learned the hard way about rapidly changing ice conditions in northcentral Wisconsin.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says a water rescue was preformed over the weekend on Lake Alice after three people, ages 13, 42, and 64, broke through the ice.

The group says ice near the shore measured 20'' thick and they thought they'd be okay taking the ATVs for a ride.

Around 12:30 p.m. on Saturday dispatch received a call from a witness saying the ATVs had broken through the ice about 300 feet from shore.

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department says thankfully, the three were wearing life jackets at the time of the incident. However, the 64-year-old man was flown to a Marshfield hospital to be treated for hypothermia. He has since been release. The 42-year-old man and 13-year-old girl refused medical treatment.

No citation were issued, but the two ATV will have to be removed from the lake.

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