On Saturday, July 21, Milwaukee photographer , the popular hiking and rock-climbing destination located near Baraboo. While Koch was there, a 21-year-old man fell 40 feet from a bluff overlooking the lake. The victim survived, but it took more than four hours and a team of 16 rescue personnel to remove him for off-site medical attention.Koch had his camera equipment with him that day, and shot much of the rescue as it progressed from the location of the man on the rocky slope to his transport on a pontoon boat to the awaiting UW Hospital Med Flight helicopter. He subsequently cut this, along with more footage demonstrating the topography around the Devil's Lake hiking trails, into a short documentary about the rescue. The first part features the initial rescue and interviews with rescue personnel present that day.
The second part features the final rescue of the victim along with a closer look at the many drop-offs along the trails. Falls by hikers on- and off-trail are not uncommon at Devil's Lake State Park, with injuries occurring nearly every month this summer, as well as a fatality early in the spring. More information about the park is Isthmus YouTube group or send a message.