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2 Duck Hunters Rescued From Lake

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By Susie Jones, NewsRadio 830 WCCO

LINO LAKES (WCCO) — Anoka County authorities say three men were out duck hunting early Thursday morning on Otter Lake in Lino Lakes when their boat capsized.

One of the men was able to swim to shore and call for help, but two men were stranded in about 7 feet of water.

NewsRadio 830 WCCO’s Susie Jones Reports

Lino Lakes Fire Chief Jerry Streich said they were about 800 feet from shore, and thankfully had powerful lights on the boat that they used to help rescuers find them.

“They appeared to be hypothermic because of the cold. They have been in the water for some time,” said Streich.

The hunters had life jackets built into their camouflage jackets, but had waders on, which filled up with water. Streich said they don’t know at this time how the boat capsized.

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