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Somerset man dies in snowmobile mishap

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River Falls Wisconsin 2815 Prairie Drive / P.O. Box 25 54022

A Somerset man is dead after snowmobiling on a partially frozen Flambeau River in Rusk County and breaking through the ice.

On Monday, Dec. 26, Christopher Stanger, 23, Somerset, attempted to drive over open water on the river around 2:15 p.m. when his machine went under. The incident occurred south of Ladysmith.

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According to emergency crews, family members pulled Stanger out and emergency personnel began CPR but he died at Rusk County Memorial Hospital.

The incident remains under investigation.

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