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Otter Lake Boat Crash

Post Date:07/31/2017 7:16 AM

PRESS RELEASE

Date and Time of Event: 07/29/17 at 3:37pm

Type of Event: Boat Crash

Location of Event: Otter Lake, Township of Colburn

Persons Involved:  Not releasing at this time

Agencies Involved: Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Recourses  

Details of Event: On Saturday July 29 at 3:37pm, the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a boat crash involving two boats.  The Chippewa County Sheriff’s Office and the Wisconsin Department of Natural Recourses responded. Preliminary investigation indicates that two subjects were being pulled on a tube by and boat when one of the tubers fell off.  There was another boat in the same area that was pulling a water skier when that boat stuck the tuber that had fallen off the tube.  The tuber was taken to an area hospital by private vehicle where he was the air lifted to a different hospital.  The tuber received serious but non-life threating injuries.  At this time, the crash remains under investigation by the Wisconsin Department of Natural Recourses.    

Authority:  Sheriff James L Kowalczyk