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2 HUNTING ACCIDENTS, ONE FIRE LEAVE 2 DEAD, ONE CRITICAL

By Star-Times staff

A Nekoosa man is dead and a Tomah resident was seriously wounded because of two separate hunting incidents during the opening days of deer season in Juneau County.

The Juneau County Sheriff's deputies was dispatched to the Eagle's Nest Flowage after David Ryan Cummins, 24, of Tomah, was reported overdue to return from hunting.

Law enforcement discovered Cummins at 8:45 p.m. in his boat suffering from a head wound.

Cummins was transported by ambulance to the Tomah Memorial Hospital and then flown to Gunderson Lutheran Hospital in La Crosse.

He was listed in critical condition Tuesday.

The incident remains under investigation, Sheriff Brent Oleson said Tuesday.

Nekoosa man killed during deer drive

James Blosfield, 47, was hunting with a party in a wooded area in the town of Armenia on opening day when he was shot, according to Lieutenant Jeremy M. Haske of the Juneau County Sheriff's Department.

Law enforcement was notified at 2:26 p.m., and the Juneau County Sheriff's Department, the Wood County Sheriff's Department, Armenia First Responders, and Nekoosa Ambulance responded.

Coroner Howard Fischer called the death accidental, and the incident remains under investigation by the Juneau County Sheriff's Department and the DNR.


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