Arcadia man in critical condition after near-drowning in Jackson County’s Wazee Lake

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BLACK RIVER FALLS, Wis. (WLAX/WEUX) – An Arcadia man is alive after being rescued from a western Wisconsin lake during the weekend.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s office received a call just before 3 pm Sunday of a possible drowning at Wazee Lake. That’s just east of Black River Falls.

Nine divers went into the water and found the 25-year-old man about 17 feet under the surface and 25 feet from shore.

He was brought ashore and taken to an area hospital.

The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says he is in critical condition.

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