Crews respond to people on roof of vehicle that fell through ice

Crews respond to people on roof of vehicle that fell through ice

Green Lake County emergency crews responded to reports of two people standing on top of a vehicle that had gone through some thin ice, according to a release.

Emergency crews were called around 7:20 a.m. to Kingston Millpond in the Village of Kingston for a report of a vehicle that had broken through the ice with two people standing on the roof of a mostly submerged vehicle, officials said.

When crews arrived on scene, they saw two people who had walked from the vehicle to store, according to the release.

A 53-year-old Madison man was driving his 2005 Chevrolet Silverado truck with his passenger, a 26-year-old man, when the vehicle broke through the ice and went into about 5 feet of water, officials said.

One of the men was wet from being in the water, but neither of the men were injured, according to the release.

Investigators said the truck was on a recently-frozen part of the millpond where a river channel resides.

“While ice is never completely safe, this winter has been a challenge with a mixture of inconsistent temperatures and periodic bouts of rain, making ice conditions difficult at best,” Green Lake County Sheriff Mark Podoll said in a release.