Update: Identity of 74 year old Warrens man that drown released

| January 10, 2012
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Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports the release of the identity of the victim of the Cold water drowning that occurred at 28591 Co Hwy EW in the Town of Scott on January 9, 2012. The deceased, James O. Potter age 74 of rural Warrens was operating a RTV on a private pond when the RTV fell threw the ice. Potter was underwater for about 15 mins before he was pulled from the pond by relatives

The crash remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Monroe County Medical Examiners Office.

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Monroe County Sheriff Peter Quirin reports a cold water drowning that took place in Northern Monroe County in the town of Scott. Deputies responded to a report of subject who was riding his RTV on a private pond when he fell through the ice. The subject, a 74 year old rural Warren’s man was pulled from the pond by family members and transported to Tomah Memorial hospital by ambulance where he was pronounced dead. No other information is being released at this time.

The Subjects identity is not being released pending notification of family.

Assisting the Sheriff’s Department at the scene were the Warrens First Responders, Warrens Fire Department, Tomah Area Ambulance service and Department of Natural Resources and the Monroe County Medical Examiners office.

The incident remains under investigation by the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department and the Monroe County Medical Examiners office.

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