Two hunters have lost their lives in North Idaho this
weekend. One in what authorities are calling an accident and the
other apparently involving natural causes.
Search and Rescue crews from Idaho and Washington found
the body of Jurgen Thiede, 54, of Ione early Sunday morning. Investigators
say he apparently died of natural causes while hunting near his son's
residence outside off Worley, Idaho.
Authorities in Shoshone County say a hunting accident
resulted in the death of another man Saturday evening. But investigators
are not saying how Steven Seppala, 43, of Ponderay was killed.
With hunting season in full gear, authorities are reminding
people to be prepared and take basic safety steps. Kootenai County
Sheriff Rocky Watson says telling friends and family where you will
be is always important. In fact, that helped Search and Rescue crews
find the missing hunter nearly Worley Sunday morning.
Autopsies on both victims will be conducted this week,
and authorities should have more answers into these deaths.
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