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Hunter saved by friend in St. Joseph River

November 26, 2011

By Holden Kurwicki, WNDU.com

A hunting trip down the St. Joseph River nearly turned deadly for an Elkhart man.

According to Conservation Officer Mark Hines, 27 year-old Michael English of Elkhart, was operating a motorboat attempting to retrieve a goose when he fell over the side of the boat.

His hunting partner, 31 year old Chad Spencer of Goshen, dove in and was able to swim to English and help him get to shore.

Neither of the two hunters was wearing life jackets at the time of the accident.

Both hunters were able to get to safety.

Damage to the boat was minimal but most of their hunting gear was lost.

Indiana Conservation Officers encourage hunters to wear some type of life jacket when hunting on or near the water.

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