Multiple Water Rescues Made Monday On Lake Winnebago

The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office assisted in two water rescue calls Monday (5/30/2022) on Lake Winnebago.

The first water rescue was an assist agency in Calumet County.

Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Deputies were working water patrol on Lake Winnebago when they heard the water rescue call dispatched.

The Water Patrol Deputies started working their way up the east shore of Lake Winnebago, and with the assistance of Town of Calumet Fire Department and Calumet County Sheriff’s Office, located the capsized sailboat. Deputies were able to upright and secure the sailboat. The boat was towed back to a private residence on Camp Shaginappi Rd. The occupant of the sailboat refused any medical attention.

The second water rescue occurred at 8:41 pm when the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office received a call of a canoe that flipped over directly west of the address of N7206 Winnebago Dr., in the Town of Fond du Lac.

Initial reports stated that a male subject was hanging on to the side of the canoe. The Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office Water Patrol responded and Fond du Lac Fire/Rescue was requested to assist with their boats. As the First Responders were arriving on scene, they were informed that the male subject was picked up by a pontoon boat and was being brought back to the shore.

Deputies were waiting for the male on the shore, when the male jumped off the pontoon boat and began walking along the shoreline about 50 yards out in the water.

Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Deputies attempted to get the male subject to come to the shore from the shoreline and from water patrol deputies on Lake Winnebago. At approximately 10:01 PM, two Fond du Lac County Sheriff Deputies jumped into Lake Winnebago and pulled the subject onto shore. He was checked out by City of Fond du Lac Ambulance and refused medical treatment.

The subject, a 42-year-old Oshkosh man was taken into custody on charges of Operating a Boat while intoxicated, Resisting Arrest, and Felony Bail Jumping.