DELAVAN TOWNSHIP -- A 49-year-old St. Charles, Illinois man drown Sunday, Aug. 2, 2015, after police say he jumped into the water trying to retrieve fishing tackle on Delavan Lake.
Police were called about 1:45 p.m. for a report that the victim had jumped into the water without a floatation device, according to Fox6 TV.
After a few minutes, the victim began showing signs of distress, and the victim’s brother-in-law jumped into the water to assist him, according to a Town of Delavan Police Department news release.
The victim’s brother-in-law became fatigued quickly, and a nearby boat pulled both the victim and his brother-in-law into their boat.
The drowning was the second on Delavan Lake in the past two weeks.
Divers recovered the body of Scot Apel of Arlington Heights, Illinois, at about 9 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2015.
We was reported missing by friends the night before after police say he left a boat to swim.
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WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Kevin Brunner is worried that local bridge maintenance keeps getting pushed further and further down the road.
As the county’s public works head, Brunner is acutely aware of the more than a dozen bridges in the county that are labeled as structurally deficient or functionally obsolete by the state Department of Transportation.
WALWORTH COUNTY SUNDAY -- Perhaps there is no greater sense of accomplishment than serving the community in which you live. For James Langnes III, a junior finance major at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, service has been a way of life. Separating James from his peers perhaps, is his age -- 19.
Langnes was born in Covington, Louisiana. His family would make multiple moves back to the Badger state, including a stint living in Darien until first grade and then most recently moving back to the area in 2012.
BELOIT -- Visit Beloit has named a new executive director, filling the position that has been vacant since March.
Celestino Ruffini, currently the director of sales and marketing for the Galena/Jo Daviess County Convention and Visitors Bureau, is expected to begin Sept. 2, according to a news release.