Three Beaver Dam Firefighters injured in training exercise

What started out as a training exercise for the Beaver Dam Fire Department yesterday, turned into a real rescue after the air boat some fire department members were in crashed.

At 7:42 pm yesterday, the Beaver Dam Fire Department was doing some training operations on Beaver Dam Lake. Three Beaver Dam Firefighters were on the fire department air boat in the area of a small island on the southern end of the lake when it crashed into the island.

All three Firefighters were injured in the crash, with one firefighter being seriously injured.

The Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources is leading the crash investigation and will provide additional information on the crash after they conduct their investigation.