Snowmobiles Go Into Water On Lake Nokomis, Killing Two; Riders Now Identified

Jan 5, 2020

Two snowmobile riders from southern Wisconsin died early Sunday morning after going into the water on Lake Nokomis in Oneida County.

The Oneida County’s Sheriff’s Office confirmed Kurtis Shernell, 27, of Hustisford and David Erdman, 31, of Hubertus died on scene.

The sheriff’s office got a 911 call at 3:09 a.m. Sunday morning.  Officers found three snowmobiles and their riders had gone into the water.  Austin Zillmer, 26, of Sussex was able to get out made the 911 call, but the other two riders died.

The riders were off any designated snowmobile trail.

The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office was assisted by the Nokomis Fire Department, Nokomis First Responders, Little Rice Fire Department, Oneida County EMS, Oneida County Medical Examiner, Lincoln County EMS, Lincoln County Dive Team, Newbold Fire Department, Spirit Ambulance, and the DNR.