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Hunter dies in kayaking accident

Bangor, Wis. (WXOW) – The La Crosse County Sheriff’s office says a hunting trip turned fatal near Bangor on Sunday.

In a press release, the Sheriff’s office says two individuals were duck hunting while kayaking on the La Crosse River just north of Bangor around 1:15 p.m. when the kayak of one of the hunters became entangled in a tree.

The kayak overturned and submerged the hunter for a period of time. His partner tried to rescue him, but had difficulty in the cold water. The calls from the partner alerted a third individual to the area who pulled both hunters out of the water and called 911.

The release says a 68-year-old man was pronounced dead at the scene. The second hunter received treatment on scene and was released.

Courtney Terlecki

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