A Mercer ice fisherman fell through the ice on Squirrel Lake in the Minocqua area Thursday.
The Minocqua Police Department says it got the call just after 1 pm, reporting that 56-year-old Jay Taylor had fallen through about 100 yards from shore.
While emergency rescuers were on their way, another man pushed aluminum boat out to Taylor and pulled him out of the water.
But the two needed help from the Minocqua fire department to get the boat back to shore.
Taylor was transported by ambulance to the Howard Young Medical Center.