Boaters Rescued after Boat Capsizes on Lake Monona

Early Sunday morning at 12:07 AM Dane County Sheriff’s Marine and Trail deputies were called to Lake Monona for a capsized boat and stranded boaters in the water.

Deputies responded along with the DNR, Monona Fire and Rescue and Madison Fire and Rescue to Lake Monona to search for a capsized boat and stranded boaters. 

The boat had seven occupants in it when it capsized. One of the stranded boaters was able to swim to shore and alert authorities. Dane County Sheriff’s Marine and Trail deputies located the capsized boat and all six of the stranded boaters approximately one mile offshore from Tonyawatha Trail. 

Three of the stranded boaters were still in the water clinging to the boat and three others, including a ten year old, were on top of the capsized boat. No injuries were reported.

The boaters and the capsized boat were safely taken to shore.

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