Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources

Wisconsin Boating Fatality Summary - 2018 Season

Updated through October 22, 2018

# Date/
Time
Water Body/
County
#Fatalities / Age / Gender Cause of Death
Accident Type
Boat Type / Size / hp PFD Worn Alcohol Involved / BAC Level
#1 04/28/2018
3:30PM
Lake Monona
Dane County
1/81/M Drowning
Fall Overboard
Sail Boat / 21' / 10 hp Yes No / 0.0
#2 05/26/2018
1:30PM
Green Lake
Green Lake County
1/43/M Drowning
Left Boat
Pontoon / 25'/ 115hp No Yes / Trace
#3 06/30/2018
4:38PM
Lake Winneconne
Winnebago County
1/71/M Impact/Trauma
Ejected from boat
PWC / 10'/ Yes Pending / Pending
#4 07/04/2018
5:44PM
Lake Michigan
Kewaunee County
1/37/M Drowning
Fall Overboard
Cabin Motorboat / 35'/ No Pending / Pending
#5 07/18/2018
8:50PM
Chippewa Flowage
Sawyer County
1/74/M Drowning
Fall Overboard
Open Motorboat / 16'/ No No /0.0
#6 08/18/2018
Pending Investigation
Lake Wissota
Chippewa County
1/50/M Pending Investigation
Pontoon / 21'/ Pending Pending / Pending
#7 08/18/2018
8:38 pm
Lake Winnebago
Winnebago County
1/20/F Pending Investigation
Open Motorboat / 20'/ 225 hp No Pending / Pending
#8 08/18/2018
8:38 pm
Lake Winnebago
Winnebago County
1/26/F Pending Investigation
Open Motorboat / 20'/ 225 hp No Pending / Pending
#9 08/30/2018
4:00 pm
Lake Superior
Ashland County
1/39/M Hypothermia-Drowning
Capsized
Kayak / 13'/ Yes No / 0.0
#10 08/30/2018
4:00 pm
Lake Superior
Ashland County
1/9/F Hypothermia-Drowning
Capsized
Kayak / 13'/ Yes No / 0.0
#11 08/30/2018
4:00 pm
Lake Superior
Ashland County
1/5/F Hypothermia-Drowning
Capsized
Kayak / 13'/ Yes No / 0.0
#12 08/30/2018
4:00 pm
Lake Superior
Ashland County
1/3/M Hypothermia-Drowning
Capsized
Kayak / 13'/ Yes No / 0.0
#13 09/11/2018
1:10 pm
Otter Lake
Chippewa County
1/83/M Drowning
Fall Overboard
Pontoon / 16'/ No No / 0.0
#14 09/14/2018
11:14 pm
Lac Vieux Desert Lake
Vilas County
1/80/M Pending Investigation
Open Motorboat / 20'/ 125 hp No No / 0.0
#15 10/06/2018
Wisconsin River
Portage County
1/60/M Pending Investigation
Open Motorboat / 16'/ 50 hp No Pending Investigation
#16 10/06/2018
Wisconsin River
Portage County
Pending Investigation Pending Investigation
Open Motorboat / 16'/ 50 hp No Pending Investigation
#17 10/13/2018
11:45 am
Deer Lake
Polk County
1/51/M Drowning
Fall Overboard
Open Motorboat / 17'5"/ 130 hp No Pending Investigation
#18 10/20/2018
10:30 am
Lake Puckaway / Fox River
Green Lake County
1/52/M Drowning
Fall Overboard
Motorized Canoe / 15'4"/ 5 hp No Pending Investigation
#19 10/21/2018
1:00 pm am
LaCrosse River
LaCrosse County
1/68/M Drowning
Fall Overboard
Kayak / 12'/ None Yes Pending Investigation