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WI man rescued after 30 minutes in frigid lake


FOND DU LAC (WKOW) – A Fond du Lac man is expected to survive after he spent about 30 minutes in frigid waters.

According to a reporter of Fond du Lac report, 47-year-old Kelly Milam suffered severe hypothermia after his snowmobile broke through thin ice but he is expected to recover.

Rescue workers found Milam in the icy waters of Lake Winnebago after a passer-by heard him calling for help.

Sheriff's Lt. Bill Tadych said Milam was in 5 to 6 feet of water, which is "deep enough to kill a person."

Authorities said Milam had hypothermia from being in the lake about 30 to 45 minutes and injuries described as non life-threatening.

Milam was too cold to communicate clearly, but officials eventually determined no one else was in the water.

Tadych said local ice conditions are "marginal" at best.

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