Ripon man rescued after sailboat capsizes

Man rescued from Big Green Lake

Published On: Sep 13 2012 06:21:54 PM CDT
TOWN OF BROOKLYN, Wis. -

A Ripon man has been rescued from Big Green Lake after his sailboat capsized.

The Green Lake County Sheriff's Office said 68-year-old Ralph Rich was a quarter-mile off shore when his sailboat capsized Wednesday afternoon along the east end of the lake. 

A personal watercraft rider helped get Rich out of the water. Employees of Shoreline Marine, who had been working on the water, helped recover the sailboat.

The Capital Times reported a sheriff's office patrol boat also went to the scene.

Rich was not hurt.