City Times Staff
A 12-year-old boy has died and his 11 year-old-sister is in the hospital following a fatal ATV accident on Monday.
The 911 call was made to Portage Co. dispatchers at 7:21 PM. According to a news release from the Portage Co. Sheriff’s Office, an off-duty nurse was performing CPR on the boy when emergency crews arrived at the scene. The boy was not responsive.
Chief Deputy Dan Kontos said the boy was riding the ATV on private property with his 11-year-old sister as a passenger. The girl was airlifted to St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield and her condition was not immediately known.
The cause of the accident, which took place on the 2800 block of Vincent Ln. in the Town of Sharon, was not immediately known.
The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources, Portage County Sheriff’s and Coroner’s offices continue to investigate. Also responding to the incident were the Portage County Ambulance, Wisconsin State Patrol and Rosholt Fire Department.
The names of the two children are not being released at this time. More as we have it.