FRIDAY, 8/11/2023 – 1:03 p.m.

BYRON, Wis. (WFRV) – Authorities in Fond du Lac have provided an update on the man who died after getting trapped under an inflatable dock at a swimming pond at the Breezy Hill Campground on Thursday evening.

According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, the man who died has been identified as 39-year-old Fond du Lac resident Paul Becker.

It was also noted that foul play is not suspected, however, the incident remains under investigation. No further information was provided.

Original story: Swimmer dies after getting trapped under inflatable dock in Fond du Lac County campground swimming pond

FRIDAY, 8/11/2023 – 7:39 a.m.

BYRON, Wis. (WFRV) – First responders worked to resuscitate a swimmer who had gotten trapped underneath an inflatable dock at a swimming pond in Fond du Lac County, however, the man would later die at a local hospital.

According to the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office, crews were sent to Breezy Hill Campground in the Town of Byron around 5:50 p.m. on Thursday.

Before the Sheriff’s Office Dive Team could arrive, two members were on the scene and removed their patrol gear, and began search efforts before their dive equipment arrived.

At 6:26 p.m., crews recovered an unresponsive man in 10 feet of water. The victim was brought to shore in order for resuscitation efforts to be performed.

Authorities say he was then taken to a local hospital, and roughly an hour after being recovered from the water, he was pronounced dead.

It was noted in the release that the victim, who is a Fond du Lac resident, was visiting the campground with a local organization that works to support persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities.

Assisting agencies included:

  • Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office
  • Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team
  • City of Fond du Lac Ambulance
  • Eden Fire Department
  • Eden First Responders
  • Campbellsport Ambulance
  • Campbellsport Dive Team
  • Campbellsport Fire Department

The incident remains under investigation by the Fond du Lac County Sheriff’s Office. No additional details have been provided.

Local 5 will update this story if more information is released.