Four Rescued from Spider Lake in Iron River

Four Rescued after Dog Goes Into Spider Lake

On 3–31–15 at approx. 7:00 P.M. Bayfield Co. Communications Center received a 911 call reporting a person, possibly drowning in Spider Lake, Town of Iron River, after falling through the ice.

Iron River EMS and Fire responded, along with Barnes EMS, Drummond Fire, Bayfield Co. Sheriff’s Office, WI DNR, and Gold Cross Intercept.

As emergency personnel responded, three other persons went into the lake, one after the other, in attempt to save others.

Iron River Fire Dept. began ice rescue and assisted the four in total patients from the icy water.

They rescued patients from the lake, an 8 old boy, his father and mother and a male neighbor, were all treated for hypothermia and transported to St. Luke’s Hospital in Duluth.

The caller, wife of the male neighbor, was treated for an asthma attack.

Preliminary investigations suggest the first patient that went in to the lake was an 8yr old boy who went into the lake after their dog/dogs had went into the water and struggled.

His father went in after his son.

The wife proceeded after those two and lastly the neighbor saw them all in the water and he went in after them.

The caller’s husband witnessed the 3 parties and went into the lake to help before he too began struggling in the icy water to hang onto his small boat he used to swim with.

The wife of the neighbor who called 911 began having an asthma attack.

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