Two Oneida County snowmobile fatalities reported
Star Journal Report
UPDATE: The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office has identified the three people involved in the snowmobile accident Jan. 5. Deceased are David N. Erdman, 31, of Hubertus and Kurtis W. Shernell, 27, of Hutisford. Austin J. Zillmer, 26, of Sussex survived.
Two people have died after their snowmobiles went through the ice on Lake Nokomis early Sunday.
The Oneida County Sheriff’s Office reports that three snowmobiles with three riders went into the water. One rider was able to get out and make a 911 call shortly after 3 a.m. Jan. 5. The other two riders were deceased. Names are being withheld pending notification of relatives.
The riders were not on the designated trail when they went through the ice. The county and trail associations are warning individuals to stay on the trails because of unsafe ice conditions.