Duck Hunters Rescued from Leech Lake

Early on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, around 6:20 a.m., the Cass County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a capsized boat with two adult male duck hunters in the water southeast of Battle Point.

Deputies were able to quickly locate the hunters using cell phone mapping technology. The hunters had fallen in the water, but had retreated to the top of the boat when officers located them. Both hunters had been wearing floatable coats.

Conditions on the lake were windy and dark at the time of the rescue.

Cass County Sheriff, Tom Burch reminds duck hunters and fall fisherman of some basic tips: http://www.coldwatersafety.org

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