Search continues for possible drowning victim

Inter-County Leader

from Burnett County Sheriffs Department

BURNETT COUNTY – On September 5, 2021 at approximately 3:13pm in Meenon Township, Dispatch received a call of a possible drowning. A 45 year old man from Hammond, WI had been swimming on Lower Clam Lake and had gone missing from a boat he was swimming near with his companions.

Webster Fire, Jackson Fire and dive team, St. Croix Hertel Fire, Shell Lake Fire, Barron County Sheriff’s Office, Wisconsin DNR, Siren Police Department K9 Emergency Response Team and Burnett County Emergency Management all assisted in the search while North Ambulance was on standby.

Due to the lake conditions, and other factors, the search is still ongoing. We would like to thank all that have searched and continue to search. At this time the name of the man will not be released.