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Man rescued after 30 minutes in frigid lake

Published On: Jan 27 2013 02:37:58 AM CST
FOND DU LAC, Wis. -

A Fond du Lac man who spent at least 30 minutes in frigid waters after his snowmobile broke through thin ice is expected to survive.

A Reporter of Fond du Lac report said 47-year-old Kelly Milam suffered severe hypothermia but is expected to recover.

Rescue workers found Milam in the icy waters of Lake Winnebago after a passer-by heard him calling for help.

Sheriff's Lt. Bill Tadych said Milam was found in 5 to 6 feet of water, "deep enough to kill a person." He'd been in the lake for 30 to 45 minutes.

He had hypothermia and injuries described as non-life-threatening.

Milam was too cold to communicate clearly, but authorities eventually determined no one else was in the water.

Tadych said local ice conditions are "marginal" at best.

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