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updated 3:56 PM UTC, Jan 20, 2018

Man Rescued From Frozen Lake Winnebago

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

The call came into the Fond du Lac County Sheriff's Office early Sunday – a 42-year-old man was asking for help, saying he was lost on Lake Winnebago. 

Emergency responders found him about a quarter-mile off the shore and brought him to safety.  Deputies say he passed out and was taken to a nearby hospital to be treated for exposure.  The man's name wasn't released.  He had reportedly been drinking and wasn't wearing appropriate clothing for the cold weather when he went for a walk on the frozen lake surface.

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