1/30/12 – A 10-year-old child was among three people rescued after their car fell into open water on Shawano Lake in Shawano County. Officials said the vehicle sank into five-feet of water on Saturday night. All three people inside managed to climb to the roof of the vehicle, where authorities an airboat to rescue them. They escaped. Despite a recent cold spell, officials throughout Wisconsin are urging ice fishers and others to use extreme caution on the lakes. They say the mild winter has made ice conditions inconsistent. Also this weekend, a Madison man had
his all-terrain vehicle and ice shanty fall into Lake Mendota in the Capital City. He did not fall in himself — and he was not hurt.