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Snowmobiler Breaks Through Ice Near Eagle River

30 Dec News

An Illinois man is recovering after his snowmobile broke through the ice in Vilas County over the weekend.

The original call to dispatch reported the man breaking through on Eagle Lake in the Town of Lincoln at just before 7:00pm.

The caller told the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office that her husband had broken through the ice near the channel, but he was able to stand on the sled to keep his head above the water. Rescue crews were sent to the scene and were able to get the man out of the icy water.

The victim was then transported to Eagle River Memorial Hospital where he was being treated for hypothermia as of last night.

The victim is from Crystal Lake, Illinois.