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Friday, 09 December 2016 20:51

Area recovery teams pull body from Lake Como

Written by  CSI Media Staff

TOWN OF GENEVA—Dive teams called to Lake Como after the report of a man falling through the ice recovered a body Friday afternoon, according to a news release from the Town of Geneva Police Department.

According to the release, at 1:15 p.m. Friday, Town of Geneva police officers responded to a report of a man who had fallen through the ice on Lake Como.

The man had walked onto the northwest side of the lake from property at Geneva National, and was several hundred yards onto the lake when he fell through the ice, according to the release.

A search was started by the Walworth County Sheriff’s Office’s dive team, aided by deputies in wet suits.
The City of Lake Geneva also deployed a rescue team on an airboat.

More than 30 law enforcement organizations and fire departments from southeastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois aided in the search. Responders from the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources also assisted.

At 3:30 p.m., the rescue effort became a recovery effort. The victim was discovered at 4:52 p.m. and his body was pulled from the lake at 5:28 p.m., according to the release.

The man’s identity is not being released pending notification of family.

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