Searchers recovered from a western Wisconsin lake the body of a snowmobiler who went through the ice, authorities said.

Todd Kane, 42, was found by emergency response personnel about 11:15 a.m. Saturday in Rice Lake, according to the Barron County Sheriff's Office.

Kane, of Rice Lake, was reported to authorities as being missing a less than 2½ hours earlier, the Sheriff's Office said.

Later that morning, a friend of Kane's alerted authorities to a snowmobile helmet on the ice by the Stump Lake Bridge, the Sheriff's Office added. Rice Lake firefighters in cold-water suits located the snowmobile in underwater.

Personnel with the state Department of Natural Resources, using an underwater remote-controlled video submarine, located Kane's body about 11:15 a.m., the Sheriff's Office added.

Paul Walsh