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Crews rescue fishermen who fell through ice

Published On: Mar 31 2013 11:09:59 AM CDT
Updated On: Mar 31 2013 12:22:47 PM CDT
MIDDLETON, Wis. -

The Middleton Fire Department and the city of Madison Lake Rescue Team rescued two ice fishermen whose ATV broke through the ice on Lake Mendota Sunday morning.

Middleton firefighters, Madison Engine 9 and the Lake Rescue Team were called at 7:51 a.m. to the area of Marshall Park.

Middleton firefighters, wearing dry rescue suits, made their way onto the ice to assess the victims' conditions. One fisherman was helped out of the icy water.

Both victims were brought to shore, where Middleton paramedics were waiting. The patients were evaluated for injuries but didn't need to be transported for treatment.

Once the rescue was completed, the Lake Rescue team assisted Middleton firefighters with pulling the ATV out of the ice, according to a Madison Fire Department news release.

Fishermen and rescuers at the scene Sunday said that the recent warm weather is making the ice on the lakes very unpredictable. They noted numerous areas of soft ice in the area of the rescue efforts, according to the release.

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