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Two rescued from Lake Altoona

Monday, April 17, 2017
Leader-Telegram staff

Members of the Altoona and Township fire departments rescued two men from the cold waters of Lake Altoona early Sunday afternoon.

Altoona police Chief Jesse James said the owner of the boat, Johnny Lowe, 31, and his friend, Frank Scholl, 32, were out fishing when they experienced strong winds and choppy waters. For undetermined reasons, water entered the engine side of their boat and caused it to capsize.

About 20 minutes later, responders were able to reach the two men in the water.

Lowe was transported to Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire for treatment for potential hypothermia. Scholl refused treatment.

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