Hunting Accident File > Safe Hunting

AZ: Duck hunters rescued from Lake Mary waters

Duck hunters rescued from Lake Mary waters

December 28, 2010

Two duck hunters were rescued by helicopter Monday morning after their boat capsized on Lake Mary.

According to information from the Flagstaff Fire Department, crews received word at about 10:30 a.m. of two people clinging to a capsized boat on Upper Lake Mary about 250 yards from shore. When rescuers arrived, one of the hunters was hanging onto the boat while the other was attempting to swim to shore.

A rescue helicopter pilot from the Arizona Department of Public Safety hovered above each hunter so that a paramedic could get a harness on them one at a time. The hunters were lifted to awaiting paramedics and treated for severe hypothermia. The two hunters were then taken to Flagstaff Medical Center for treatment.

At the time of the incident, the air temperature was 36 degrees and winds were clocked at 13 mph.

The two men were identified as 37-year-old Russell Price and 25-year-old David Wilson, both of Flagstaff.

DPS estimates the men were in the water for about 30 minutes.

Return to Hunting Accident Index

Fair Use Notice: This document may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright owners. We believe that this not-for-profit, educational use on the Web constitutes a fair use of the copyrighted material (as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law). If you wish to use this copyrighted material for purposes of your own that go beyond fair use, you must obtain permission from the copyright owner.


Home  |  About  |  Campaigns  |  Crisis Center  |  Activists  |  Media  |  Hunting Accidents  |  Newsletter

P.O. Box 13815, Las Cruces, NM 88013
Phone: 575-640-7372
E-mail: [email protected]  
Joe Miele - President


C.A.S.H. is a committee of Wildlife Watch, Inc.
a 501(c)3 Not-for-Profit Corporation.
Contributions are tax-deductible.

All content copyright C.A.S.H. unless otherwise noted.

We welcome your comments

Thank you for visiting all-creatures.org

Sponsored & Maintained by The Mary T. and Frank L. Hoffman Family Foundation