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Man drowns at Prairie du Sac Dam after rescuing children


July 18, 2019

A man drowned after rescuing his children below the Prairie du Sac damn Saturday, July 13. The man was Kou Her, age 53, of Madison. His body was recovered Sunday morning.

At 9:07 a.m. Saturday Sauk County was notified that several people were in the Wisconsin River and struggling. There were three children and two adults.

Emergency personnel found that the adult female and three children had made it out of the water. Her had not surfaced. Alliant Energy reduced the flow from the dam in order to facilitate the search by the Sauk County Dive/Rescue Team and Wisconsin DNR. By nightfall the sea...

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