A Fertile man is being called a hero today (Friday) after pulling three youths from the Winnebago River last night. Thirty-nine-year-old Todd Lundgren was driving along Main Street in Fertile around 5:20 last night when a boy flagged him down. Lundgren says the boy alerted him to the three kids floating in the river.
Lundgren threw them a rope that he had in his pickup truck and pulled them to safety. 13-year-old Kelsey Langfald of Scarville, 12-year old Brianna Elings of Fertile, and 11-year-old Cody Dakin of Forest City had fallen through the ice on the river, but none suffered serious injuries. The three said that they were playing and sliding on the ice above the Fertile Dam when they fell through.