2 men die after breaking through ice in Chippewa County

2 men die after breaking through ice in Oneida County

Two fishermen have died after falling through the ice on a lake in Chippewa County.

Sheriff’s officials say a resident who lives near Glen Loch Lake in Chippewa Falls called the sheriff’s department to report that two people had fallen through the ice Sunday afternoon.

First responders pulled two men from the water. One was trapped under the ice and the other was partially submerged. Both were transported to the hospital where they were pronounced dead. Sheriff James Kowalczyk says the ice was very thin were the men broke through. Investigators believe both men were ice fishing separately.

The victims are identified as 33-year-old Brandon Rogers of Bloomer and 76-year-old William Ruf of Chippewa Falls.