Authorities Rescue Man Who Fell Through Ice On Beaver Dam Lake

(Beaver Dam) The Beaver Dam Fire Department and the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office assisted in rescuing an individual who fell through the ice on Beaver Dam Lake Tuesday morning. The sheriff’s office communication center received a 911 open line call just after 5:30am and could hear an individual on the line but was not communicating. The call was then disconnected. Dispatchers were able to plot the call to the Beaver Dam Lake, west of Sunset Bay Drive near the Fish Camp boat landing about 200 yards from the shore. Initial attempts to call the number back were unsuccessful, but shortly after contact was made and the caller reported that he had fallen through the ice by an ice heave and was able to get back onto the ice. He also reported that he could not make it back to shore. The Beaver Dam Fire and Rescue Department was dispatched but prior to their arrival a sheriff’s deputy arrived on scene and deployed a drone which made visual contact with the individual. A Beaver Dam hovercraft was used and brought the individual back to shore where he was assessed and treated for hypothermia. The individual refused transport to the hospital and was released following treatment.