Duck hunter rescued after kayak capsized

A duck hunter was rescued from Upper Rice Lake Tuesday morning after his kayak capsized.

According to a release from the Clearwater County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to the area around 10:30 a.m. on report that someone had fallen into the lake.

The hunter was in the water for nearly an hour, hanging on to a bag of duck decoys, and was ultimately rescued by deputies and EMTs.

He was transported by ambulance to the Sanford Bagley Medical Center to be medically cleared.

The hunter’s companion had made it to shore and called 911.


Larissa Donovan is the News Director for the stations of Paul Bunyan Broadcasting and has been, almost without interruption, since Election Day 2016. She covers events and issues in north central Minnesota, which include local government, crime, courts, education, environment and social issues. She studied communications at Bemidji State University and received her degree in 2018. Larissa, native to the great state of New York, grew up in Bemidji, and enjoys spending her spare time with her family and pet cat. She also loves Star Trek, punk rock music and the theater.


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