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Man rescued at School House Beach, status unknown

A 26-year-old man had to be airlifted from Washington Island after being found unconscious at School House Beach Saturday evening.


The Washington Island Police Department, Washington Island Fire Department, and Door County Emergency Services responded to School House Beach just after 5 p.m. and arrived with several bystanders already beginning life-saving efforts. Emergency personnel learned that the unconscious man had been underwater for an undetermined amount of time. In a press release posted online Monday morning, the Washington Island Police Department credited the Door County Sheriff’s Department, the United States Coast Guard, and ThedaStar Helicopter for their involvement. The department also thanked the Good Samaritans who jumped in to help. No other information, including the man’s name and his current status, is being released at this time while the incident is under investigation. 


This was the second such incident this past weekend after a 35-man-old man died after collapsing near Cave Point County Park earlier in the day on Saturday.



PRESS RELEASE- Medical Emergency Investigation July 17, 2021

On Saturday July 17, 2021, at 5:05 p.m., The Washington Island Police Department was notified, by the Door County Sheriff’s Office Communication Center, of a 26-Year-old male that was unconscious at School House Beach, in the Town of Washington. While medical personal was in route Several bystanders immediately began life-saving efforts. It was later learned that the male had been underwater for a undetermined amount of time. Units from the Washington Island Fire (EMR Group), Door County Emergency Services Department, Washington Island Police Department arrived on the scene, within 3 minutes of the 911 call. Other agencies involved were the Door County Sheriff’s Office, USCG, and ThedaStar Helicopter. Our department would like to thank the Good Samaritans that jumped in to help.


No further information is being released at this time, as this incident remains under investigation. The name of the victim is not being released at this time pending the investigation.


Prepared by: Officer Gary Schultz

Authority: Chief Tyler McGrane

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