LAKE GENEVA – The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is investigating a fatal boating accident that occurred on Saturday morning on Lake Geneva.
Lt. Drew Starch of the DNR said: “This is under investigation. “
The two boats were seized by the DNR and the agency is proceeding with a complete reconstruction of the events.
On Monday, Starch said no tickets have yet been issued.
The accident was reported “in the middle area of the lake, east of Cedar Point,” according to an alert from the Geneva Lake Law Enforcement Agency. A 16ft Sylvan boat with three people on board out of Williams Bay was heading south at around 10-15mph when it was reported that it had been boned by a 25ft Skeeter boat with two people on board heading west at 30 -35 mph.
Alcohol is not believed to have been a factor in the accident.
A 66-year-old Illinois man was sitting on the Sylvan Bridge when the crash happened, police said. The rescue measures failed. The man’s name has not yet been released.
The other two Sylvan men were hospitalized at Mercy Walworth with their injuries, but none of the Skeeter’s men were reportedly injured.
Lake Geneva Police, Linn City Police, Linn Fire and Rescue, and Lake Geneva Fire and Rescue responded to the tragedy.