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Two near-drownings Tuesday near Sayner


SAYNER, Wis. (WSAU) -- A woman and a child nearly drowned near Saynor Tuesday.

Vilas County’s dispatch center received a report at 12:40 p.m. about two women trying to save three children that were swimming in Star Lake. Vilas County investigators say a family friend in a boat pulled the two out of the water after they had gone under, and raced to waiting paramedics at the boat landing.

The 8-year-old boy was taken to Howard Young Medical Center and the 47-year-old woman was flown to Aspirus Wausau Hospital for treatment. Their names and conditions have not been released.

The other woman rescuer and the two other children are safe.