Drowning incident occurs at Big Green Lake May 26

On May 26 at 1:30 pm, the Green Lake County 911 Dispatch Center received numerous calls of a possible drowning victim on Big Green Lake. The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office Boat Patrol responded and located the area where the subject was last seen. Markers were placed in the last known possible location. The male subject was recovered at 7:46 pm and was transported to shore. The Green Lake County Coronor’s Office was on scene and pronounced death at that time.  The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Green Lake-Brooklyn Fire Dept., Princeton Fire Dept. Water Rescue, Markesan Fire Dept. Water Rescue, Neshkoro Fire Dept Water Rescue, Wautoma Fire Dept Water Rescue, Fort McCoy Fire Dept Water Rescue, Wisconsin State Patron, Wisconsin DNR Conservative Warden, Berlin Ambulance Service, Green Lake Police Dept, Berlin Police Dept, and the Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team. Assistance was also provided by Shoreline Boat Center of Green Lake, Bruce’s Legacy Water Rescue of Black River Falls, and numerous concerned citizens who provided invaluable assistance in maintaining a safe perimeter for rescue workers. The name of the deceased is being withheld at this time pending completion of the investigation. The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office strongly recommends the use of Personal Flotation Devices at all times while on the water.