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9 Water-Related Incidents In FDL Co. Since April 4


An unusually high number of water-related incidents in the county this spring was reason enough for FDL Fire/Rescue and the FDL County Sheriffs Department to work together on a water safety demonstration Wednesday. Rescue crews from both departments donned gear and demonstrated how having the proper rescue gear in your boat on other watercraft can often times be the difference between life and death. 

Garth Schumacher, Division Chief with FDL Fire/Rescue, noted the recent accident on the Fond du Lac River, took only five minutes for rescue teams to make it to the location, but another 60 minutes to locate the person. Schumacher said with river conditions being murky, and a fast-moving current, being able to stay above water for a longer period of time, due to a personal flotation device, could have made the difference. 

Fond du Lac County Sheriff Ryan Waldschmidt also added, with 56 lakes in the county, and 461 miles of navigable rivers and streams, there’s ample places to get out and enjoy the water. “You need to be safe, you need to have a plan, you need to have proper equipment both on you as well as in your boat.” There have been 9 water-related incidents in the county since April 4th

Comments 3
thanks commented on 24-Jun-2020 03:51 PM3 out of 5 stars
Thank You rescue crews!!
credit commented on 26-Jun-2020 03:47 PM3 out of 5 stars
Please give credit where credit is due!
Anonymous commented on 26-Jun-2020 06:36 PM3 out of 5 stars
I am grateful I'm not a retired nurse who can't post logical comments and complains all the time. Oh and is very bossy. So yes I am grateful. Fishy

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