TUESDAY 8/20/2019 12:51 p.m.
WINNEBAGO COUNTY, Wis. (WFRV) – The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office has identified 31-year-old Alissa A. Bartels of Oshkosh as the woman that died after falling into a Poygan quarry.
31-year-old Lucas S. Bartles was also named by authorities as the man that was injured in the same accident.
The sheriff’s department is unable to provide an update on the medical condition of the man at this time.
One dead, another airlifted after falling into quarry
MONDAY 8/19/2019 6:29 p.m.
POYGAN, Wis. (WFRV) — A woman has died and a man was airlifted after falling into a quarry in the Town of Poygan area.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office, along with the Winneconne Poygan Fire Department/First Responders and Oshkosh Fire Department EMS, were dispatched to the 8000 block of County Road D around 3:08 p.m. Monday.
An initial report stated two people had fallen into a quarry.
The two people, a married couple from Oshkosh, had reportedly been at a nearby business when they left the property on foot and ended up on the top ridge of the adjacent quarry.
A friend later located the couple at the bottom of the quarry, roughly a 40 to 50-foot drop, according to officials.
The 31-year-old woman was pronounced dead at the scene.
The 31-year-old man was transported by ThedaStar Air Medical to an area hospital.
Officials say the incident remains under investigation, but they do believe the couple was unfamiliar with the terrain in this area.