Man Dies After Falling Through Ice

December 22, 2009
Sgt. Kerry Porter Phone: (608) 284-6155 FAX: (608) 284-6043
Sheriff's Office

Madison, WI.  At 3:51 p.m. The Madison Fire Department Lake Rescue Team responded to Lake Monona near the Tonyawatha Boat Launch for a for a man who had fallen through thin ice.  Lake rescue team members located the man in the water and brought him to shore.

Dane County Sheriff’s Office Marine and Trail Enforcement personnel also responded to assist with the rescue efforts. It was determined the victim had been “ice sailing” and went through the thin ice into open water.

The man was transported to UW Hospital where resuscitation efforts continued.  At 5:44 p.m. the victim was pronounced deceased. 

The man’s name is not being released pending the notification of relatives.