The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department said a 34-year-old man was rescued Sunday morning after his canoe capsized on the Wisconsin River.
The man called 911 just before 8:30 a.m. to report he was trapped under the canoe north of Menard Island. It’s near County Rd A in the town of King east of Tomahawk.
Investigators said the canoe was caught in rocks. The man was in an area known for heavy rapids. The man's leg was stuck.
Using GPS technology dispatchers were able to pin point the man’s location. They said it took some time to reach him due to very shallow water conditions in some areas which required firefighters to abandon their boats and walk to the patient’s location. They walked more than 5 miles up the stream from the nearest landing point. A dispatcher kept the man online for over an hour until responders were able to reach him.