Bodies recovered from Petenwell Lake
For the City Times
ADAMS COUNTY – Two bodies have been recovered from Petenwell Lake, after an Aug. 1 incident.
“On Aug. 1, at approximately 5:40 p.m., deputies were dispatched to Petenwell Lake near 20th Avenue and Chicago Avenue in the town of Strongs Prairie for two missing boaters. Witnesses reported a juvenile female and her father had jumped into the water and not resurfaced,” a release from Adams County Sheriff Brent York stated.
“The investigation revealed several children had been swimming in the water and began to struggle. The father of the children jumped into the water from a boat to help but failed to resurface.
“Witnesses were able to pull some of the children out of the water but one child and the father remained missing.”
Search and rescue crews, along with divers, checked the area until approximately 11 p.m. Search and rescue efforts began early the next day and just prior to 11 a.m., search crews recovered both bodies from the water.
The victims were identified as Andrew Nett, 41, and Aurora Nett, 13, both of Arkdale.
The Adams County Sheriff’s Department was assisted by Big Flats Fire Department, Necedah Fire & Rescue, Rome Fire Department, Juneau County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Fort McCoy Fire Department, Marathon County Sheriff’s Office, and Adams County Medical Examiner’s Office.
No additional information is being released at this time.