The Jackson Co. Sheriff says an Illinois woman died while snowmobiling on New Year's Eve.

68 year old Judi Nykaza was traveling with two others in the Manchester Township, about ten miles south of Black River Falls. She got separated from the group at about 8:55 p.m.

The sheriff says several passerbys called dispatch around 11:20 p.m. saying they found an unresponsive snowmobiler in a ditch on County Road O.

Deputies used CPR and an AED in an attempt to resuscitate her. Nykaza was pronounced dead at Black River Memorial Hospital.