Posted January 10, 2008 Men rescued after breaking through ice on Lake Winnebago Gannett Wisconsin Newspapers OSHKOSH — Two men were taken to Mercy Medical Center this afternoon after they broke through the ice while riding ATVs on Lake Winnebago. The Oshkosh Fire Department was dispatched at 11:40 a.m. today on a report that at least one person had fallen through the ice near the Fugelberg Park boat landing on Oshkosh’s south side. The men were taken to shore by the department’s air boat. One man walked to an ambulance, but the other had to be moved to the ambulance on a stretcher. Both men were transported to Mercy Medical Center, but no information was available about either man's condition. A witness, Don Roeder, said he saw the men riding four-wheel ATVs north, toward thin ice that extends out from the mouth of the Fox River, when they broke through the ice. “I couldn’t figure out why they were going that way,” Roeder said. Fire department spokesman John Holland said the men were more than 200 yards offshore when they broke through about 2 inches of ice. “They were out on some shaky ice,” Holland said. Filed by the Oshkosh Northwestern.