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Accidental drowning in Fond du Lac Co., WI | By Sgt. Matthew Riemenschneider

August 10, 2023 – Fond du Lac Co., WI – On Thursday, August 10, 2023, at 5:49 p.m. the Fond du Lac County Communications Center received a 911 call reporting an individual was trapped underneath an inflatable floating dock in a swimming pond at the Breezy Hill Campground, N4177 Cearns Lane, in the Town of Byron.

Deputies with the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office along the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, City of Fond du Lac Ambulance, Eden Fire Department, Eden First Responders, Campbellsport Ambulance, Campbellsport Dive Team and Campbellsport Fire Department responded to the scene.

Prior to the Dive team’s arrival, two members with the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team removed their patrol gear and entered the water before their dive equipment arrived, to begin search efforts. At 6:26 p:m. an unresponsive male was recovered in 10 feet of water. The victim was brought to shore where emergency medical personnel started resuscitation efforts. He was transported by ambulance to St Agnes Hospital. At 7:24 p.m., doctors at St Agnes Hospital pronounced the victim deceased.

The victim was visiting the campground with a local organization that works to support persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

No further information is being released at this time. This incident remains under investigation by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office.

Sergeant Matthew Riemenschneider
Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office

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