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
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.
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