RIPON - Retired Neil Hafley School principal Joe Wickham was released from a Modesto hospital earlier this week and is reportedly recuperating at his Ripon home after a boating mishap last week in Lake Don Pedro.
Wickham had gone into his usual fishing haunt alone and didn’t return home on the evening of Tuesday, July 12. Family members and friends joined forces looking for him. He was finally discovered shortly after noon the next day clinging onto the back of his half submerged 20-foot boat and taken by helicopter to Memorial North Hospital in Modesto.
The cause of the mishap has not been determined.