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.
NORTHWOODS - Next Monday's solar eclipse will look fascinating, but it can damage your eyes for a lifetime.
It's never safe to look directly at the sun's rays, even though there will be a partial eclipse here in the Northwoods.
Regular sunglasses won't protect you, so if you plan to view the solar eclipse you need special solar eclipse sunglasses.
Those glasses are one size fits all, so it's important to check they are snug on your child's head, too.
Kids are curious, and may want to fixate on the crescent beam of light.
"We know children are going to want to peek over the top and in just 20 to 30 seconds they could be doing damage to their eye, " says Dr. Jill Redman.
The solar eclipse light is not as intense as regular sunlight.
You won't actually feel the damage being done until the next day because the reflex to turn away won't be there.
"Missing blurry vision and central vision. Afterwards you could have light sensitivity. You could also have watering eyes. But some of the damage with maculopathy can be permanent," says Dr. Ben Redman.
Dr. Ben says if you don't have those special solar glasses, the safest option is to avoid it entirely and watch online.
EAGLE RIVER - Eagle River's annual Paul Bunyan Fest brings out thousands of people. This year was no exception. Organizers say about 3,000 people filled the streets of downtown Eagle River on Wednesday.
The 37th annual Paul Bunyan Fest featured chainsaw carving demonstrations, more than 80 arts and craft booths, and music.
CRANDON - The lawyer for Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Chair Chris McGeshick repeated that allegations of battery and false imprisonment are "absolutely false" at McGeshick's first appearance in Forest County Court Wednesday.
McGeshick faces one felony count and two misdemeanor counts in Forest County Court.
A former tribal member told police McGeshick slammed him against a wall at the Sokaogon Chippewa Tribal Offices in late June.
RHINELANDER - You probably wouldn't consider a dark, smelly alley an ideal place to sit and relax. Maggie Steffen agrees, which is why she's planning to transform an alley on Brown Street in Rhinelander.
Steffen plans to tackle the project in three phases. Phase one is lighting the alley, which sits between The Brick restaurant and Bath and Body Creations. Downtown Rhinelander, Inc. agreed to pay about $2,800 for five LED lights if the city would pay for the electricity.
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