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ID: Idaho duck hunter who overturned canoe survives hypothermia

December 6, 2012

From CallingDucks.com

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, doctors said.
 
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 body.

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