UPDATED Friday, June 22, 2012 --- 1:45 p.m.
The Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office is releasing the name of the male who was recovered in Lake Kegonsa last night and transported to the Stoughton Hospital where he died a short time later. The male is identified as:
Henry M. BASKERVILLE
Mr. Baskerville had been involved in a sailing event on the lake when he reportedly was thrown from his boat or fell into the lake.
A forensic autopsy was conducted today at the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office. The results of the autopsy are pending further study. The autopsy disclosed nothing suspicious.
This case remains under investigation by the Dane County Sheriff’s Office and the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office
Posted Friday, June 22, 2012 --- 8:55 a.m.
From the Dane County Sheriff's Office:
Madison, WI. June 22, 2012 – At approximately 7:15 pm on Thursday, June 21st, Dane County Sheriff’s deputies responded to an EMS call after an incident that occurred on Lake Kegonsa in the town of Pleasant Springs.
A 66-year-old man from Chaska, MN was participating in a sailboat regatta when he was thrown from his sailboat into the water. A nearby safety boat put in place by the organizers of the regatta came to his rescue. When the rescuers first made contact with the man in the water, he was alert and conscious, however as they pulled him into the pontoon boat, the man went unconscious.
He was transported to Stoughton Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The man was wearing an auto-inflate life vest at the time of the incident. An autopsy is being conducted by the Dane County Medical Examiner’s Office this morning. The man also owned a summer home on Lake Kegonsa.