ID: Idaho duck hunter who overturned canoe survives hypothermia
December 6, 2012
An Idaho man is lucky to be alive after his canoe capsized in the
chilly waters of the Snake River during a weekend duck hunting trip,
After spending more than 20 minutes in the
water, Michael Jones of Pocatello survived hypothermia with the help
of a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service warden, emergency medical
responders, and doctors at Portneuf Medical Center in Pocatello.
The rescue effort began after Jones and Norman Davis went out
Saturday to retrieve a duck that had been shot. Their canoe hit a
wave and capsized.
"I remember the canoe dunking over,
hanging on to the canoe for about 20 or 30 minutes, and that was
it," Jones said.
Emergency responders performed CPR on Jones
on the way to the hospital. Doctors put him on a cardiopulmonary
bypass machine, which pumped warmed, oxygenated blood through his
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