Vehicle falls through ice
For the City Times
ADAMS COUNTY – A vehicle fell through the ice in the Adams County township of Preston.
On Feb. 5, shortly before 10:30 a.m., the Adams County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to the Big Roche A Cri Lake boat landing, in the 1300 block of State Highway 13.
“Responding deputies were advised that a vehicle had gone through the ice, and the lone occupant was able to exit the vehicle safely. The initial investigation determined that a vehicle being operated by Ryan Easterson, age 25, of Waupaca, had been operating on the east side of STH 13 and attempted to drive west underneath the STH 13 bridge, when the vehicle began to break through the ice. The vehicle then became partially submerged,” a release from Adams County Sheriff Brett York stated.
The vehicle operator was not injured during the incident, and the vehicle was later removed by Niemen’s Services.
“The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is committed to the safety of all residents and visitors of our county. This incident serves as a reminder to take precautions during recreational activities to keep yourself and others safe. Please refer to the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources’ website for ice safety recommendations,” the release added.
“The Adams County Sheriff’s Office is encouraging the public to avoid the ice near the area of the bridge for recreational purposes due to this incident.”
The Adams County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Adams County Fire District, Niemen’s Services, Adams County Highway Department, and the Wisconsin DNR.
This incident remains under investigation.