OSHKOSH – A 65-year-old Illinois man died Tuesday morning while camping at Wittman Regional Airport, authorities said.
The Winnebago County Sheriff’s Office responded to a medical call at 5:43 a.m. Tuesday at the Experimental Aircraft Association AirVenture campgrounds, near the intersection of 27th Avenue and Elm Road, Lt. Joe Kroncke said. The man appeared to have suffered a medical episode and was declared deceased.
EAA staff and emergency workers from the Oshkosh Fire Department administered first aid but were unable to revive the man, Kroncke said.
The Winnebago County Coroner’s Office and detectives with the sheriff’s office are working to locate next of kin, Kroncke said. As of Tuesday morning, the death did not appear suspicious in nature, Kroncke said. The Fond du Lac County Medical Examiner’s Office will conduct an autopsy.
Authorities are not releasing the man’s name, pending notification of his family.