One injured after trees fall on Town of Bradley cabin during severe weather

By Jalen Maki

Tomahawk Leader Editor

TOWN OF BRADLEY – One person was injured after trees fell on a cabin in the Town of Bradley during severe weather last week.

According to release from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office, on Tuesday, June 25, at 1:20 a.m., the Lincoln County 911 Center received a call reported that a cabin had been destroyed by trees falling on it during severe weather.

It was reported that one person from the cabin was injured and another was trapped inside the cabin.

The release said emergency crews from the Tomahawk Fire Department (TFD), Tomahawk Ambulance and the Sheriff’s Office responded to the area of the cabin, located on Navajo Dr. Upon arrival, first responders were unable to access the area due to downed trees. TFD began cutting a path through the downed trees to gain access to the victim.

“In the ensuing search for the victim and his family, the first responders discovered that five or six structures had been damaged with varying degrees of damage, and about a five-acre patch of land that had significant tree damage and evidence that suggested there may have been rotation,” the Sheriff’s Office stated.

Deputies, along with Tomahawk Fire and Ambulance crews, worked for several hours to access the cabins in the area to confirm there were no other injuries.

The Sheriff’s Office said all information concerning the damaged structures and the injured party was passed along to the National Weather Service (NWS) for review.

In a Tuesday, June 25 report, NWS said widespread large trees along the south shore of Lake Nokomis had been uprooted and snapped, and preliminary indications from an NWS survey suggested that the damage in the area was caused by straight-line winds.

The injured individual had not been identified by the Sheriff’s Office as of press time on Friday, June 28.

No other injuries were reported as a result of the storm, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office was also assisted by Rod’s Wrecker and Wisconsin Public Service.

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