Snowmobiler Dies in Accident on Catfish Lake
Update 1:26 p.m.: The Vilas County Sheriff's Office has now identified the snowmobile rider as Gregory Parkinson, 40, of Tomahawk.
Orignal post: A person died yesterday evening after breaking through ice while snowmobiling on Catfish Lake in Vilas County.
According to a press release from the Vilas County Sheriff’s Office, the snowmobiler left the marked trail and drove to a part of the lake with thin ice.
Emergency rescue personnel arrived on the scene after a 911 call around 7 pm yesterday.
After searching the area, they found the snowmobiler underwater.
The person was transported to the hospital, but lifesaving efforts were not successful.