ONALASKA, Wisconsin (WXOW) - Onalaska first responders rescued a kayaker who got separated from her group Friday afternoon in Lake Onalaska near Brice Prairie.
The call came in at 3:59pm. The Fire Department says a woman was kayaking when the wind caused her to drift away from her group.
Onalaska Fire Chief Don Dominick says the wind helped rescuers determine where the woman could be found.
Dominick says "she was in the water swimming so our medic unit was here made access to the patient and did an assessment, our boat went back out on the water and recovered the kayak and brought it back here."
Onalaska's dive unit found her in just 23 minutes. Chief Dominick credits a unified command system between his department, the US Fish and Wildlife Department and Sheriff's Department for the quick response.
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