UPDATE: Police Release Name of Woman Who Drowned While Trying to Save Dog on Icy Pond

Diane Godnek-Knudson, 51, died on Sunday after attempting to save her dog from Rivers Edge Park.

The Menomonee Falls police department on Tuesday released the identity of the woman who drowned Sunday in Rivers Edge Park.

Diane Godnek-Knudson, 51,  drowned Sunday afternoon apparently while trying to rescue her dog, which had fallen through the ice on the pond at . Her 53-year-old husband, Richard Knudson, was rescued by firefighters along with his dog.

Knudson reported that his wife was still under the ice after firefighters rescued him.

The incident happened at about 2:20 p.m. at the park, located east of Lilly Road and south of Fond du Lac Avenue.

The body of Godnek-Knudson was found in about 6 to 8 feet of water, Menomonee Falls police said. She was taken to where she was pronounced dead.

A second dog was found dead on the ice and appeared to have died from hypothermia, police said.

Police do not suspect any foul play.

Michelle April 04, 2011 at 12:49 AM
We appreciate our MFFD!
diane brooks April 04, 2011 at 01:26 PM
Linda Maier Alt April 04, 2011 at 11:58 PM
My heart also goes out to the family! I only hope the family finds strength as it is a hard road for recovery in the loss that has been experienced. Lin, from the the village of the Falls!


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