Body of Tripoli man recovered from Somo Lake after snowmobile enters open water
For the Tomahawk Leader
TOWN OF WILSON – The body of a Tripoli man was recovered from Somo Lake in the Town of Wilson this week after he and his snowmobile entered an area of open water.
According to a release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, a call was received at 10:53 a.m. on Monday, Feb. 27 reporting that Kevin P. Peterson, 71, had not been seen or heard from since the evening hours of Friday, Feb. 24.
The Sheriff’s Office said the caller indicated that Peterson was most likely last seen in the Tomahawk area on his snowmobile.
Leads led investigators to Somo Lake, where an open section of water was located. Snowmobile tracks led to the open water.
Upon investigation, it was discovered that Peterson had been traveling alone on his snowmobile when he entered the open area of water and fell through.
Rescuers from the Tomahawk Fire Department were able to access the open water area and recover Peterson’s body at approximately 4:20 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 27.
Agencies assisting the Sheriff’s Office were the Tomahawk Fire Department, Tomahawk EMS, the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR), the Oneida County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team and the Lincoln County Coroner’s Office.