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Weather: Duck hunting lands man in hospital with hypothermia

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A man who reportedly fell into the icy water of Century Lake Saturday morning was sent to the local hospital for treatment of hypothermia.

The local game warden called dispatchers at 8:52 a.m. Saturday after discovering a man slumped over in a vehicle at Century Lake. He saw the man while driving by and stopped to check on him. The man was said to be wet, discolored and shivering hard. He was dangerously cold to the touch, and the game warden requested EMS as he believed the man to likely be suffering from hypothermia, according to reports.

Hopkins County Emergency Medical Services personnel responded at the lake on County Road 4703 and transported the man to the hospital, with suspected hypothermia. No further details about the man’s condition were known Monday morning.

The game warden began investigating, to determine what happened. The man was believed to have gone from a boat into the frigid icy water while retrieving a duck. He hit a “drop off” and struggled to stay afloat. Two others in a boat reportedly helped get him to shore, leaving him in the vehicle while they returned to the lake to retrieve gear that they had abandoned there. That’s where the game warden found the man alone shortly before 9 a.m., according to reports.

 

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