Person taken to hospital after falling through ice at Olin Park

Person taken to hospital after falling through ice at Olin Park
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Madison police say one person is being treated at the hospital after falling through the ice at Olin Park early Friday morning.

Crews responded to the park at about 2:30 a.m. after receiving a call of someone falling through the ice. When they got to the scene, they encountered a person who said they had fallen through the ice but were able to get themselves out.

According to the Madison Fire Department, the man said he was downtown for a basketball game and was walking on the ice on Lake Monona when we fell into the water.

Police say that person was intoxicated, and had mentioned being out with a friend. That led to concern that there may have been another person out on the ice or in the water, which prompted rescue crews to be called to the scene.

The Lake Rescue Team used an airboat on the water and did a sweep of the shoreline and open water but were not able to find anyone else. Officers were eventually able to contact the friend, who was safe at a nearby restaurant.

Police do not believe there is anyone else possibly in danger on the ice. The person who fell through is being treated at the hospital for cold exposure, according to Dane County dispatch.

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Dane County dispatch says the call came in at about 2:30 a.m. Friday. When crews got to the scene, they encountered one person who said they went through the ice and were able to get themselves out. That person is being treated for cold exposure. It’s unclear if anyone else was out in the ice or may be in the water.

Madison police and fire were still on the scene at Olin Park as of 3 a.m.

News 3 has a crew on the way to the scene and will provide updates as they become available.

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