Saturday, May 27, 2017

Boater killed, 3 people injured after a boat containing two people collided into a still fishing boat on Lake Emily in Dodge County, WI

Man dies in boat crash on Lake Emily in Dodge County, authorities say

TERRI PEDERSON Capital Newspapers

TOWN OF FOX LAKE, WI — A boat containing two people collided into a still fishing boat on Lake Emily on Thursday causing the death of one man, authorities reported.

Several local agencies responded after the 911 call came in at 10:53 a.m., Dodge County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Scott Smith said.

The state Department of Natural Resources is investigating the incident.

Recreational safety warden Kyle Drake said three people were in the boat fishing while two people were in the moving boat.

Three people needed to be hospitalized while one man, who had been in the boat that was moving, died at the scene, Drake said.

At this point, Drake said the DNR is trying to determine the cause of the crash.

“We have to see what happened and try to piece it together,” Drake said. “There is no indication that alcohol or drugs were involved.”

Drake said they are working with Dodge County Sheriff’s Office on the investigation.

Dodge County Sheriff, Fox Lake Fire Department, Markesan EMS, Beaver Dam EMS and DNR responded to the scene at Lake Emily in town of Fox Lake.

“People have to always keep a look out in the water, just like they do when they are driving a car,” Drake said. “There was also no indication anyone was wearing a life jacket.”

Ninety percent of deaths that are investigated on the water are from drowning, Drake said.


DODGE COUNTY, WI — Two people were involved in an accident on Lake Emily in Dodge County on Thursday morning, May 25th.

The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says emergency crews were dispatched to the lake in the Township of Fox Point shortly before 11:00 a.m.

Officials say CPR was done on one of the persons involved in the wreck. Flight for Life was also dispatched to the scene.

In addition to the Dodge County sheriff’s deputies that responded, DNR wardens and firefighters from Fox Lake and Markesan also responded to the scene.