Two boaters rescued from French Island spillway

  • Source: Lacrosse Tribune
  • Published: 10/04/2016 02:05 AM

Rescuers pulled two boaters and a dog to safety Sunday evening from the French Island spillway, according to the Campbell Fire Department. A 16-foot boat was pinned against the dam on the south end of Lake Onalaska, and it was danger of going over the spillway about 6 p.m. Firefighters in a rescue boat extended a line to the boaters and pulled the boat from the spillway’s current. The boaters, Heath Tschumper of La Crosse and Matt Marrinan of Onalaska, were not injured.


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