Monday, December 16, 2013

12-16-13 water rescue-dodge county

On Saturday, 12-14-13 at 2:45 A.M. the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office 9-1-1 Center received a report of a man in the water on Beaver Dam Lake in the Town of Trenton.   Fox Lake Officer Wegner was first on scene and as he utilized his thermal imaging camera he was able to locate a male subject approximately 300 yards north of the Hickory Point Rd. landing.  Officer Wegner and Deputy Taylor Nehls discovered the male subject had driven his 4 wheel All Terrain Vehicle off of the ice and into open water.  The ATV was submerged and the male subject was standing on the ATV attempting to keep his head above the water.   A roped flotation device was used to pull the subject out of the water at which time he was transported by EMS to Beaver Dam Community Hospital.  A nearby neighbor also assisted with the rescue.  Sheriff Ninmann commends Officer Wegner, Deputy Nehls, Sgt. Weninger, and the citizen for their brave actions, courage and heroism. All disregarded their personal wellbeing in order to save the life of a man who chose to not make his own safety a priority.  The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the City of Fox Lake Police Department, the Beaver Dam Fire Department and DNR.

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