Man dies after falling through ice on Lake Como

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Gazette staff
Friday, December 9, 2016

TOWN OF GENEVA—An unidentified man died Friday after falling through the ice on Lake Como, according to a town of Geneva police news release.

The man's identity will be released after family is notified, according to the release.

At about 1:15 p.m., town of Geneva police responded to a report that a man had been walking on Lake Como from a property in Geneva National on the northwest side of the lake, according to the release. He had walked several hundred yards onto the lake when he fell through.

At 3:30 p.m., the rescue effort became a "recovery effort," the release states. The victim was found at about 4:52 p.m. and was recovered at about 5:28 p.m.

The Walworth County Sheriff's Office deployed deputies in wet suits along with their dive team, according to the release. The City of Lake Geneva deployed a rescue team on an airboat.

Thirty-two agencies responded to the incident, including Elkhorn Fire and Rescue and the East Troy Fire Department, according to the release.

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