2/19/12 – One person is dead and three others are hospitalized after a group of snowmobile riders fell into open water on Beaver Dam Lake. It was reported at 6:30pm Saturday evening. Emergency personnel assembled at Beaver Dam’s Waterworks Park to conduct the rescue which was in the middle of the lake. Dodge County Sheriff’s Sgt. Brian Loos says a total of six people were involved, two snowmobile riders made it back to shore and ice rescue equipment was deployed by several departments to retrieve the other four. The names of those involved are not being released at this time. All the victims were from Beaver Dam and ranged in age from their teens to their 40’s. The incident is under investigation by the Dodge County Sheriff’s Department, with assistance from the Beaver Dam Police Department, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. There was also help from fire departments in Horicon, Hustisford, Fox Lake and Beaver Dam along with the Air One Helicopter and the Fond du Lac and Columbia County dive teams.