Wednesday, April 27, 2005 Posted: 12:54 AM EDT (0454 GMT)
WENATCHEE, Washington (AP) -- Two elderly men who had gone turkey
hunting together died of apparent heart attacks just minutes apart,
Elmer Sapp, 78, and Alfred Hurd, 70, were hunting south of East
Wenatchee on Monday when Hurd got out of a pickup truck and chased a
bird down an embankment.
Sapp followed and found his hunting partner lying on the ground,
according to Chelan County Sheriff Mike Harum. Sapp then went back to
the pickup, flagged down a motorist, told the motorist what happened
and then collapsed.
Autopsies were to be performed on both men.
Clifton Sapp, Sapp's 56-year-old son, said his father had suffered
heart problems for several years.
"Al and Dad were just good friends. To lose a friend and a father,
it's just crazy," Clifton Sapp said.
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