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Paddle boarder passes away after collapsing on Upper Nemahbin Lake

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SUMMIT — A 62-year-old man collapsed while paddle boarding on Upper Nemahbin Lake in the Village of Summit on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Officials have identified the man as Donato “Rick” Guerra.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m.

Officials with the Western Lakes Fire District said crews responded, and found Guerra unresponsive in the water. He was removed from the water and taken to a hospital in critical condition. The medical examiner’s office says Guerra died Wednesday night.

The investigation is ongoing.

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