Person rescued after falling through thin ice in Monroe County
SPARTA, Wis. (WKBT) — A person was rescued Saturday morning after falling through thin ice at Mill Bluff State Park.
According to the Monroe county Sheriff’s Office, on November 9, at approximately 11:43 a.m., a call was received by the Monroe County Communications Center about a person who had fallen through the ice. The subject was out of the water, but unable to get to dry land due to the thin ice.
A Monroe County Deputy was the first to locate the person and learned that there were three people, an adult and two 14-year-old children, stranded in the marsh. An inflatable rescue boat and fire fighters with dry suits from the Ft. McCoy Fire Department were utilized to rescue them.
Following the rescue, it was discovered that the group was trailing a deer, when the adult attempted to cross an area of ice and fell through.
None of the subjects sustained serious injuries, but were treated at the scene for exposure to the cold.
Assisting the Monroe County Sheriff’s Office at the scene were the Oakdale Fire Department, Oakdale First Responders, Tomah Fire Department, Tomah Rescue Techs, Tomah Ambulance Service, and Ft. McCoy Fire Department.
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