Wis. man dies after slipping on ice, hitting head

  • Associated Press
  • January 26, 2014 - 10:25 AM

VILLAGE OF MIFFLIN, Wis. — An ice fisherman in southwestern Wisconsin who fell and hit his head on an icy street has died.

Iowa County deputies say 52-year-old Doug Halverson was preparing to go ice fishing Saturday afternoon in the Village of Mifflin. He slipped and fell on a snow-covered road, striking his head.

He lost consciousness and stopped breathing. A bystander began performing CPR until emergency responders took over.

Halverson was taken to a hospital, where he died.

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