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POLK COUNTY — The Polk County Dispatch Center received a call of a possible drowning on Saturday, August 29. Upon arrival of the ambulance, the victim was taken to an area hospital where he was later pronounced deceased, according to a press release from the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

PRESS RELEASE

Drowning on Bone Lake

On Saturday, August 29th 2020, at 1856 hours, the Polk County Sheriff’s Office Dispatch Center received a call of a possible drowning that occurred on Bone Lake, east of Luck, Wisconsin.

Upon arrival of Sheriff Department personnel, the victim was receiving care from the First Responders on scene. The Deputy learned that the male victim was swimming with family members on Eagle Island.

At that time, the male dove into approximately two feet of water and appears may have struck the lake bottom, as he did not regain consciousness. Family members who witness the accident, were able to load him into another pontoon and were able to bring him to shore while providing care.

Upon the arrival of the ambulance, the victim was brought to the Amery Regional Medical Center for advanced medical care, however, the victim’s injuries, along with the submersion were too great and he died.

The Sheriff’s Office was assisted with this indent by the Luck Fire Department and First Responders, the Northland Area Ambulance Service, the Amery Municipal Ambulance Service and the Polk County Medical Examiner’s Office.

This matter is under investigation with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office.

The name of the victim will be released at a later time.

Per Polk County Sheriff's Office


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