5/21/2019 12:53:00 PM Rhinelander man dies following boating accident
A 73-year-old Rhinelander man has died following a boating accident Monday evening on Jennie Webber Lake in the town of Sugar Camp.
According to the Oneida County sheriff's office, a 9-1-1 call came in at approximately 7:01 p.m. Monday reporting that someone may have fallen into Jennie Webber Lake.
"Upon arriving on scene, deputies observed a submerged boat and something floating in the water," sheriff's officials said in a press release. "The deputies, with the help of a citizen, were able to get to the area of the boat and remove an unconscious male from the lake. He was transported to the hospital where he later died."
The man has been identified as Thomas Lambert, 73, of Rhinelander.
Oneida County deputies along with the Oneida County Public Safety Dive Team, Oneida County Ambulance, Sugar Camp Fire Department and First Responders, Newbold Fire Department, Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, and the Oneida County Medical Examiner's Office were all involved with the call.
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