Richland County dispatch received a 911 call at 5:40am from a male party stating that his car was in the Wisconsin River near Lone Rock. Deputies responded to Hwy 130 south of Lone Rock. Hwy 130 is currently under construction and it appeared that a vehicle had traveled through the barricades. Deputies arrived at the south boat landing near the main channel. There were vehicle tracks traveling through the boat landing, entering the river. Lone Rock Fire Department and a Richland County Sheriff’s Department deputy deployed their boats and began searching for the vehicle. The vehicle was located at approximately 6:00am about 300 yards down river from the Hwy 130 bridge. The vehicle was submerged with approximately 4 inches of water over it. Deputies and Fire personnel removed the sunroof of the vehicle and pulled Kodi Knoble, age 21 of Lone Rock, from the vehicle. Emergency personnel began CPR and traveled back to the boat landing meeting Lone Rock EMS. Lone Rock EMS transported Knoble to Richland Center Hospital where he was pronounced deceased. Sauk County Dive Team and Wegners towing assisted in removing the vehicle.
Who Involved: Kodi Knoble, 21 of Lone Rock
Other Agencies Involved: Lone Rock Fire and EMS, Sauk County Sheriff’s Department, Sauk County Dive Team, and Wegner’s Towing