Morning State News Briefs: Musician recovered from Wind Lake in Racine CountyWisconsin News
-- The body of a West Allis musician has been recovered from Wind Lake in Racine County.
RACINE - The body of a West Allis musician has been recovered from Wind Lake in Racine County.
57-year-old Dennis Flemion disappeared last Saturday, after he jumped off a boat at a family outing to go for a swim. Rescuers had a hard time searching for Flemion due to wind currents, and low visibility underwater. His body was found around 8:30 last night in 42-feet of water, around the spot where he went under in the middle of the lake. Flemion was a keyboard player for The Frogs, a Milwaukee band that gained notoriety in the 1990’s as a lead-in at concerts for well-known groups like the Smashing Pumpkins and Pearl Jam.
The FAA is investigating the crash of a single-engine plane in southern Wisconsin, in which a pilot from Minnesota was hurt. 63-year-old Charles Rautiola of Eagan reported a slight back injury, and was taken to a Monroe hospital. His Cessna-172 went down early yesterday afternoon in a soybean field near South Wayne in Lafayette County. Rautiola and a passenger were flying to Indiana at the time. The passenger, a 62-year-old Burnsville Minnesota man, escaped injury. Rautiola told sheriff’s deputies that his engine died before he could make it to an airport, because it lost oil pressure. Once it hit the field, the plane’s landing gear broke. And the plane skidded before it flipped over onto its wings.
Health officials are urging people not to swim in a lake at Black River Falls, after dozens got sick while swimming there around the Fourth-of-July. Jackson County officials are testing the water in Lake Wazee. The county health department says it has confirmed 47 cases of symptoms that resemble a stomach flu. Officials say those who suffered the illness can expect the symptoms to go away in a brief period of time – and for now, it’s not considered life-threatening. Advisories against swimming have been posted at the lake’s beach. Lake Wazee is known as Wisconsin’s deepest inland lake, with a maximum depth of 355-feet.