Two Illinois Men Drown, Two Missing In Wisconsin Canoe Accident


THIS IS WEBSITE WHOIB NEWS AT — CBS2 NEWS AT 11. A PARTY TAKES A TRAGIC TURN WHEN A GROUP SETS OUT IN A CANOE. THIS MORNING TWO ARE DEAD AND TWO ARE MISSION. IT HAPPENED IN SOUTHERN WISCONSIN. ALL FOUR WERE GRADUATES OF NEW TRIER HIGH SCHOOL IN WINETKA. Reporter: ALL OF THEM WERE GRADUATES FROM HERE. WE DON’T KNOW SPECIFIC DETAILS ABOUT WHAT EXACTLY HAPPENED BUT IT ALL WENT WRONG AND IT APPEARED TO BE AN ACCIDENT. THAT, THE CANOE IN QUESTION, WHERE THE FOUR BOARD THE CANOE AND NEVER TO BE HEARD AGAIN. IT HAPPENED IN LAKE BEULAH, 35 MILES AWAY FROM MILWAUKEE. WE’RE SUCH A TIGHT KNIT COMMUNITY THAT WE WERE DON’T WANT TO SEE ANYONE HURT. Reporter: THE YOUNG MEN, 20 SOMETHING, WERE PARTYING AT ONE OF THEIR PARENTS’ COTTAGE. THEY WERE HEADING OUT FOR A SMOKE, NO LIFE JACKET AT 2 A.M. AT A TIME THAT CONDITIONS COULD GO ALL WRONG. IF WE GET ONE OR TWO COLD NIGHTS, THE WHOLE LAKE WILL FREEZE OVER. THAT’S HOW COLD THE WATER IS. IT’S DANGEROUS TO BE ON THE WATER AT NIGHT. IT’S DANGEROUS TO BE ON THE WATER WHEN IT’S COLD. YOU COMBINE ANY OF THOSE AND THIS LEADS TO A TRAGIC SITUATION. IT’S A CHALLENGING START TO THE NEW YEAR. IT’S — THE AGES ARE FAIRLY YOUNG BETWEEN THE AGES OF 20 AND 23 THAT PERHAPS MADE A POOR DECISION. Reporter: TWO OF THE YOUNG MEN WERE SOON AFTER RETRIEVED — DEEASED– DECEASED. RESCUERS WERE NOT ABLE TO GET TO THE OTHER TWO YET. THEY ARE OUT THERE TODAY USING SONAR AND PLAN TO BE OUT THERE ALL DAY UNTIL THEY MAKE THOSE RECOVERIES.

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