Chief Deputy Carl Smith, of the Brown County Sheriff’s Office, reported on Jan. 6, at approximately 5:45 p.m. the Sheriff’s Office was dispatched to Brunswick Drive in Lake Lorelei. Two male juveniles, age eight and 10, had fallen through the ice. A resident of Lake Lorelei used an extension cord and tied a life jacket to one end and attempted to throw the extension cord to the boys however the cord was not long enough to reach them.
Another resident of the lake ran to a nearby boat dock and was able to get a small boat in an attempt to reach the boys. The resident began breaking through the ice with the small boat and a paddle. While attempting to reach the boys he noticed the boat didn’t have a plug and the boat was filling up with water. He continued to break through the ice to reach the boys. The male reached the boys and they were able to hang on to the side of the boat and paddle to shore.
Once at the shore, the resident jumped out of the boat into shallow water and carried one of the boys to shore. A life squad member arrived on scene, entered the water and assisted the other boy out of the water.
Air care transported both boys to Childrens Hospital where they were treated and released.