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Hunter Rescued from Eldorado Marsh

A 38-year-old Fond du Lac man was rescued from the Eldorado
Marsh Sunday evening after becoming disoriented after hunting in the marsh. The
Fond du Lac County Communications Center received a 9-1-1 call from Robert
Deere around 5:48 pm that indicated that he had become lost and was wet from
falling through ice. GPS coordinates from Deere’s cell phone pinpointed his
location approximately 2,000 feet northwest from Dike Road, north of Heinrich
Road. An alternate access point on Rose-Eld Road was used to locate him. Fond
du Lac County Sheriff’s Deputies and Eldorado First Responders used the Eldorado
Fire Department’s Utility Vehicle to safely rescue Deere and bring him to a waiting
ambulance for treatment. He was cold and wet from falling through the ice up to
his thighs and was treated at the scene and released. Sheriff’s Officials credit
quick response from all agencies involved and communication from County
Dispatchers leading to it taking just one hour and four minutes from the time
of the call to the time the hunter was rescued.

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Also assisting Fond du Lac County Deputies and Eldorado
First Responders at the scene were the Ripon Fire Department with a drone and
two water rescue personnel, along with the Wisconsin DNR and North Fond du Lac
Ambulance.