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CA: Teen Hunter Passes Away

October 24, 2012

By B.J. Hansen, MyMotherLode.com

Alpine County, CA -- One hunter has died, and another was found with severe hypothermia in Alpine County yesterday.
14-year-old Taylor Dustin of Angels Camp died, and his uncle, 40-year-old Devin Smith of Douglas Flat, was taken away by air ambulance for treatment.

The Alpine County Sheriff's Office reports that the two were hunting over the weekend in the Hermit Valley area when a snowstorm hit.
At three o'clock yesterday afternoon searchers located Devin, and three hours later, Taylor was located. The two were both near Steve Nott Camp in the Mokelumne Wilderness.

The Alpine County Sheriff's Office reports that an investigation is ongoing.

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