FOND DU LAC, Wis. (AP) – Fond du Lac County sheriff’s officials say the rescue search for two people who are missing after they were thrown from a canoe in the choppy waters of Lake Winnebago is now a recovery effort.
Dispatchers received a 911 call from one of the two individuals about 8:30 p.m. Monday. The canoers were about one mile north of the Fond du Lac River outlet, WLUK-TV reported.
Sheriff’s officials say at the time of the call, both were still in the canoe, but were thrown into the water a short time later. Neither had a life jacket.
Conditions on the lake were dangerous at the time with sustained winds of 25 mph gusting to 40 mph and waves of four to five feet.