Wis. man rescued after 30 minutes in frigid lake
- Associated Press
- January 26, 2013 - 4:12 PM
FOND DU LAC, Wis. - A Fond du Lac man who spent at least 30 minutes in frigid waters after his snowmobile broke through thin ice is expected to survive.
A Reporter of Fond du Lac report ( http://fondul.ac/11ZWY1p) says 47-year-old Kelly Milam suffered severe hypothermia but is expected to recover.
Rescue workers found Milam in the icy waters of Lake Winnebago after a passer-by heard him calling for help.
Sheriff's Lt. Bill Tadych says Milam was found in 5 to 6 feet of water, "deep enough to kill a person." He'd been in the lake for 30 to 45 minutes.
He had hypothermia and injuries described as non-life-threatening.
Milam was too cold to communicate clearly, but authorities eventually determined no one else was in the water.
Tadych says local ice conditions are "marginal" at best.
Information from: The Reporter, http://www.fdlreporter.com
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