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April 22, 2021

1/22/2021 7:27:00 AM
Tomahawk man killed in Vilas snowmobile accident
By River News Staff

A 40-year-old Tomahawk man was killed Tuesday evening after the snowmobile he was operating broke through the ice on Catfish Lake in Vilas County.

According to the Vilas County sheriff's office, a call came in at approximately 6:51 p.m. Tuesday reporting a snowmobile and its operator had broken through the ice on Catfish Lake in the Town of Lincoln.

"Upon arrival of emergency services, it was reported the snowmobile operator had left the marked trail and drove to an area of the lake where there is a large area of thin ice and open water," officials said in a press release. "A search was conducted in this area and emergency rescue personnel were able to locate the operator under water and unresponsive. The operator was transported to the hospital where life saving efforts were unsuccessful and the operator was pronounced deceased."

The man was later identified as Gregory Parkinson, 40, of Tomahawk.

Eagle River Fire Department, Eagle River Ambulance, and the Vilas County Sheriff's Office responded to the accident.

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