(Fox Lake) Inclement weather is stalling the search for a missing boater on Fox Lake. Multiple agencies conducted an extensive search of Fox Lake until sunset Thursday night.
The Dodge County Sheriff’s office says, unfortunately, the male subject has still not yet been located and is considered missing at this time. The female subject was treated and released from the hospital Thursday. Search operations continue, however, due to impending weather, and the safety of divers, a full-scale search is not possible today. Full search operations will resume as soon as it is deemed safe by dive teams.
Dispatch received a 911 call yesterday around 12:30pm reporting that a canoe had capsized and two people were in the water, yelling for help, near the north shore of Fox Lake. The Town of Fox Lake boat launch on Blackhawk Trail is currently being used as a command post and staging area and public access to that landing is restricted. Neither occupant was wearing a personal flotation device.
Assisting the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office at the scene are the Fox Lake Police Department, WI Department of Natural Resources (DNR) Conservation Wardens, Fox Lake Fire Department and EMS, Beaver Dam Fire Department and Paramedics, and the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team.