Man falls through thin ice off shores of Brittingham Park, officials say

MADISON, Wis. - A man was pulled from Monona Bay Thursday afternoon after falling through thin ice just off the shores of Brittingham Park, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department.

Crews were called around 12:30 p.m. for reports of a man who fell through the ice with three other people who were ice fishing nearby trying to pull him out, officials said.

Rescuers found the man submerged up to his chest and secured in place by a bystander who had tethered a rope to him, according to the release. Two other people near the man were told to come off the ice.

The lake rescue team deployed an ice rescue sled and two rescuers approached the man, secured him to the sled and pulled him to shore, officials said.

The man was taken to a hospital for further medical care, according to the release.

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