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 - A snow storm caught Hanson's Garden Village in Rhinelander off guard last weekend and collapsed a greenhouse. Now that spring weather is here, Hanson's is ready to move forward by making some adjustments. "We got by for 25 years doing what we were doing," said Hanson's Garden Village Co-owner Brent Hanson. Last weekend's spring snow storm set back Hanson's. "We thought we were ahead of schedule having that greenhouse nice and filled," said Hanson's Manager Beth Hanson.
"One bad storm and there you go. Things happen," said Brent. The storm collapsed a greenhouse holding thousands of plants. "For years we've gotten by with these lighter cheaper green houses," said Brent. "We'll be down a greenhouse for a little bit here," said Beth. Now Hanson's will only use sturdier and solid greenhouses so that collapses don't become a pattern.
RHINELANDER - Oneida County needs more foster care homes. Right now, there are nine licensed foster homes in the area, most of which are full according to the county's social services department.
Foster Care Coordinator Rachel Nelson says that in Oneida County there are 24 children currently living in foster homes. The department participated in a statewide foster care recruitment project last fall, and discovered just how great the need is.
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