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UW student swimming in Lake Mendota likely paralyzed

Police: 20-year-old dives into 5-foot deep water, hits head on lake bottom

A University of Wisconsin student was paralyzed Saturday night after jumping into Lake Mendota and hitting his head on the bottom of the lake, Madison police said.

Nearby fisherman pulls man out of Lake Mendota

Police: Crews respond to lake for reports of man yelling for help in water

A nearby fisherman pulled a man out of Lake Mendota into his boat Monday night, according to a release from the Madison Fire Department.

Good Samaritan boater helps teen stuck in 60-degree water

Police: 14-year-old couldn't lift herself out of water due to recent shoulder surgery

A 14-year-old girl who was playing on a rope swing over Lake Mendota and couldn't pull herself out of the water was helped to safety by a nearby boater Wednesday morning, police said.

Middleton mayor declares state of emergency

High water levels cause ponds to be pumped to prevent flooding

Middleton Mayor Kurt Sonnentag has declared a state of emergency for the city due to flood concerns, according to a release.

Student drowns in Lake Mendota

19-year-old UW-Madison student was swimming with friends

Authorities have identified a swimmer who drowned in Madison's Lake Mendota as a Chicago man who was a full-time student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Student drowns in Lake Mendota

19-year-old UW-Madison student was swimming with friends

Authorities have identified a swimmer who drowned in Madison's Lake Mendota as a Chicago man who was a full-time student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.