UPDATE (WKOW) — Wisconsin State Patrol has confirmed that a 14-year-old girl died in a canoeing accident in Murwin Park Saturday.
According to a police report, multiple people had fallen out of their canoes in the river’s bend and were calling for help, stating that a girl was submerged under the water.
A state trooper entered the water and swam out to the victim and her brother, who was trying to rescue her.
Officials say the trooper and brother struggled to free the girl who was pinned underneath a capsized canoe and a submerged log.
Authorities say once additional help arrived, the girl was freed and taken to a hospital where she later passed away.
The remaining members of the party were rescued by boat and taken ashore.
UPDATE (WKOW) — A water rescue in Rock County has turned fatal, according to the Rock County Sheriff’s Office.
One person was taken to the hospital after a strong current swept a group of kayakers and canoers into a rough area near Murwin Park on Caledonia Road and N. County Hwy H in the town of Fulton.
Saturday night we learned that person has died.