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Duck hunters are safe after boat capsized

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news Ellsworth, 54011
Ellsworth Wisconsin 126 S. Chestnut St. 54011

BEMIDJI, Minn. -- Four duck hunters are safe after their boat capsized on Three Island Lake last night in northwestern Minnesota.

Nineteen-year-olds Mitchell Kohler of Wyoming, Collin Johnson and Chase Chamberlain of Forest Lake, and 18-year-old Hunter Smith of Stacy were plucked from the frigid water by rescue crews. The Beltrami County Sheriff's Office says the owner of Woodhaven Resort and a bystander got a boat ready to launch to aid the hunters before deputies and first responders arrived.

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Witnesses say the hunters had life jackets but were not wearing them. Paramedics treated all four for exposure.

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