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Eau Claire man dies after fall through ice in northern Wisconsin

Ambulance rushes to an emergency copyright Shutterstock, Inc.
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TOWN OF DELTA, WI (WTAQ) - Authorities say a man died after falling though the ice while on his way to fish with a friend.

The Bayfield County Sheriff’s Office says 68-year-old Laverne Fletty, of Eau Claire, fell through the ice on Basswood Lake in the Town of Delta on Thursday morning.

Authorities say the victim’s friend called police after he was unable to save him.

Rescuers pulled him out of the water but were unable to resuscitate him.

(Story courtesy of Wheeler News Service)

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