CONOVER - We now know the man pulled from the water of a Vilas County lake Wednesday died.
The Sheriff's Department says the man was in Upper Buckatabon Lake in Conover.
They now say the man collapsed over the side of his boat before being rescued from the water.
The first call to the sheriff's department yesterday afternoon said it appeared the man was hit by his own boat.
The man was pulled from the water and C-P-R was immediately performed. He was flown to Wausau Aspirus Hospital.
The man's name has not been released at this time.
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We don't know the name or the condition of a man in a boating accident. He got hit by his own boat. He was airlifted to a Wausau hospital after a boating accident in Vilas County Wednesday, according to the Vilas County Sheriff's Office.
They say the man was in Upper Buckatabon Lake in Conover Wednesday. They believe he was hit by his own boat a little before 4 p.m.
The man was rescued from the water and CPR was immediately performed. He was flown to Wausau Aspirus Hospital. Conover Fire Department, Rescue and Ambulance helped as well as Eagle River Ambulance, MediVac Helicopter and the DNR.
The cause of the accident is still under investigation. The man's name has not been released at this time.
RHINELANDER - For better or worse, drivers in Rhinelander will get an extra week to use the Davenport Street bridge. The city's contractor for its downtown reconstruction project delayed closing the bridge for repairs to May 8th.
Crews first planned to close the bridge in mid-April, then pushed that back to May 1 due to weather. Now, weather has further delaying the month-long repairs to the concrete decking.
This is part of a larger project to finish up the downtown reconstruction, which began in March 2016. The city reconstructed 21 blocks, replacing underground utilities and modernizing the downtown area.
ANTIGO - Pushups, wall sits, and sit ups may sound like a tough workout for most of us. But dozens of kids from the Boys and Girls Club of Langlade County did that and more as part of a national fitness competition Friday afternoon.
Boys and Girls Clubs from around the country are teaming up to help kids become more active with the Nestlé's National Fitness Competition.
MINOCQUA - Police officers often meet people on their worst days: after a death, crime, or other bad situations. The Minocqua Police Department hopes some unpaid additions to their staff can help victims, families, and officers cope with those situations a little better.
The department is looking to add a team of clergy members to form a chaplain program. The chaplains would be on call and show up to scenes when needed. Chief David Jaeger had been considering the idea for a while when he heard about police in Oneida County using the same program.
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