Snowmobiler pulled from Koshkonong ice

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Gazette Staff
Monday, February 9, 2009
— Warmer weather means thinner ice.

An Evansville snowmobiler learned that lesson the hard way Saturday night on Lake Koshkonong.

The thermometer had risen to the high 40s during the day. Luckily, Lake Koshkonong is rather shallow in many spots.

Allen M. Schultz, 28, Evansville, and Daniel P. Merrit, 27, Janesville, were driving snowmobiles on the lake when Schultz broke through the ice in 3 feet of water, the sheriff’s office reported.

Schultz was about 500 yards northeast of Dahlman’s Landing when he went into the drink. He called 911 while standing on his snowmobile.

Merrit did not break through the ice.

The sheriff’s water rescue and dive team was dispatched to the Dahlman Park Landing in Milton Township at about 10:30 p.m. Saturday.

Schultz was rescued by a combined effort of Milton EMS and Rock County deputies using Rock County sheriff’s airboat. Also called to the scene were Milton Township and Edgerton EMS.

Schultz was treated and released at Mercy Hospital in Janesville, according to the news release.

Last updated: 9:41 am Thursday, December 13, 2012

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