EAGLE RIVER - An Eagle River man drowned after falling out of his boat early Saturday morning.
The Vilas County Sheriff's Department got a call reporting a man was taken out of Catfish Lake in Eagle River and was not breathing.
The man fell overboard as his boat was being towed by another boat. He was not wearing a life jacket at the time of the accident. CPR was immediately performed and he was transported by boat to a boat landing off of Catfish Lake Rd.
The Eagle River Ambulance Service took him to Eagle River Memorial Hospital for medical treatment where he was later pronounced dead.
Spirit Air, Eagle River Fire Department, Eagle River Rescue, Eagle River Ambulance Service, Vilas County Sheriff's Office and Vilas County Coroner helped at the scene.
The Vilas County Sheriff's dispatch told us he's 77-years-old and he recently moved to the area.
His name will not be released until family is notified.
The incident is still under investigation. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 08-09-14 2:28 p.m. Deputies in Vilas County want to know how a 77-year-old Eagle River man drowned Saturday morning.
The Vilas County Sheriff's Department says it happened on Catfish Lake south of Highway 70 around 10:30 a.m.
They say he was on his boat and fell in the water. Stay tuned to Newswatch 12 for more details as they become available.
ARBOR VITAE - You won't find Neal Anderson where he'd like to be this time of year: on a lake. Instead, he mainly stuck in the shop taking out his frustrations on cedar boards with a saw.
"This is where you get the meaning of the term 'pier pressure,'" Anderson said.
The Northland Docks owner traditionally likes to have his team wearing waders and putting docks in on area lakes this week, but with more than a foot of ice still on many lakes, they're pretty much stuck on shore.
WASHINGTON D.C. - 33 Korean War Era veterans, 50 Vietnam Era veterans, and 5 World War II Era veterans boarded the 31st Never Forgotten Honor Flight Monday morning.
"[It's] unbelievable what's going on," said one veteran.
Flight #8651 left Central Wisconsin Airport Monday morning for Reagan National Airport. From there, police escorts led buses filled with veterans from around north central Wisconsin to visit memorials in Washington D.C. They visited Korean, Vietnam, and Lincoln Memorials.
WAUPUN - The remains of an unidentified woman found in a frozen creek in Fond du Lac County nearly 10 years ago will be exhumed this week at a cemetery in Waupun.
Sheriff's officials say forensic anthropologists will examine the remains of "Jane Doe" using techniques that weren't available when her body was found. Through chemical isotope analysis, investigators may learn where the woman lived and her approximate age. DNA testing can determine eye, skin and hair color, as well as genetic ancestry and face shape.
CRANDON - Former Crandon School Board President Brian Tupper has resigned from the board, effective early Tuesday morning.
The board voted Tupper out as president at a meeting Monday night. Within hours, he submitted his resignation from the board. The board had selected Jeff Ackley Jr. as its president and Glen Pfeifer as its vice president on Monday.
The move leaves the district with a new school board president, no permanent middle/high school principal, and no working superintendent.
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