Man's Body Pulled From Lake Como, Walworth County
A search and rescue operation at Lake Como Friday ended four hours later with the recovery of the body of a man in his 40's.
Police say shortly after 1:15 p.m., they received a call of a man who had fallen through the ice.
His body was recovered around 5:30 p.m.
Divers and sonar techs helped with the search as air boats headed out on the lake.
The man's body was located roughly 700 yards from shore.
The first boat was in the water around 1:27 and was able to locate the hole where it's believed the man entered the water.
He was last seen around 1:40 p.m.
Police did not say what the man was doing on the ice.
Extra crews were called in because the cold temperatures limited the time divers could stay in the water.
Here in the full press release from Steven R. Hurley, Town of Geneva Chief of Police:
On 12/09/16 at approximately 1:15pm, Town of Geneva Officers responded to a report that a man that had been walking on Lake Como had just fallen through the ice. The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office, Elkhorn Fire and Rescue were also notified and responded.
It was determined that the individual had walked onto the lake from property located in Geneva National on the northwest side of the lake. The individual was several hundred yards onto the lake when he fell through the ice.
The Walworth County Sheriff’s Office deployed deputies in wet suits, as well as their dive team. The City of Lake Geneva deployed a rescue team on an airboat and reached the area where the individual had fallen through the ice and immediately began a search. Additional aid was also requested through MABAS, a Mutual Aid Box Alarm System, designed for public safety responses from emergency responders located in Southeast Wisconsin and Northern Illinois.
At 3:30pm the rescue effort became a recovery effort. At approximately 4:52pm, the victim was located and at approximately 5:28pm, the victim was recovered.
The identity of the individual will be released following notification of family. There is nothing further to report.
Emergency responders from the following agencies responded and assisted:
Lake Geneva Police Department
Walworth County Sheriff
Waukesha County Sheriff
Racine County Sheriff
Linn Police Department
East Troy Fire Department
Grayslake Fire Department
Libertyville fire department
Fox Lake Fire Department
Lake Geneva Fire Department
Linn Fire Department
Williams Bay Fire Department
Town of Delavan fire Department
Fontana Fire Department
Barrington Fire Department
Knollwood Fire Department
Mundelein Fire Department
Wauconda Fire Department
Buffalo Grove Fire Department
Round Lake Fire Department
Wonder Lake Fire Department
Antioch Fire Department
McHenry Fire Department
Greater Round Lake Fire Department
Countryside Fire Department
Waukegan Fire Department
Racine Fire Bells
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