The accident is under investigation. Among the agencies involved are Dane County Sheriff’s Office, University Police, and Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR).
Yu Chen was struck by a University of Wisconsin Lifesaving Station Boat. He was thought to have been wearing a GPS watch on his left arm which was severed from his body during the accident.
While the accident is still under investigation, media reports indicate he was struck in the neck by the propeller and his left arm was severed by the propeller.
Three people were thought to have been onboard the rescue boat.
The people on the rescue boat tried to help Chen, but he was pronounced dead at the scene. Read More→