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Vernon County performs swift water rescue


August 14, 2019

A swift water rescue was conducted in the afternoon hours of August 11, 2019 on the Kickapoo River between landing 10 and bridge 11, near Rockton, WI in the town of Whitestown. Sheriff Spears reports rescue efforts resulted in locating and safely rescuing four individuals.

Overnight rains north of Ontario, WI caused the Kickapoo River to rapidly rise, creating unsafe river conditions. Vikki L. Hanson, age 49, Karen M. Beard, age 53, Lori J. Brabek, age 51, and Mindy L. Thompson, age 49, all...

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