Ripon man rescued after sailboat capsizes


Ripon man rescued after sailboat capsizes

By The Associated Press. CREATED Sep 13, 2012

TOWN OF BROOKLYN- A Ripon man has been rescued from Big Green Lake after his sailboat capsized.

The Green Lake County sheriff's office says 68-year-old Ralph Rich was a quarter-mile off shore when his sailboat capsized Wednesday afternoon along the east end of the lake.

A personal watercraft rider helped get Rich out of the water. Employees of Shoreline Marine, who had been working on the water, helped recover the sailboat

The Capital Times reports a sheriff's office patrol boat also went to the scene.

Rich was not hurt.