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By Joe Block 

8 rescued from Wisconsin River after storm

Black Earth Fire Department performs first water rescue with new boat

 

July 25, 2019



A group of eight teenagers got more than they bargained for on the evening of July 16. Settling into camp on an island in the Wisconsin River about 5 miles downstream from Sauk City and across from Laws Drive in Mazomanie Township, a thunderstorm blew through just after dark. The storm took down their tents and soaked their gear. They did not feel confident enough to navigate back to the boat ramp on County Y.

The group called 911 and the Black Earth fire department arrived to perform a boat rescue. According to Black Earth fire chief Mitch Hodson, “The rescue was an easy one. We had loc...



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