Minnesota man dies in hunting accident in Dunn CountyArea News
-- A St. Paul man was found dead Friday morning in Dunn County after a large tree top fell directly onto him.
A St. Paul man was found dead Friday morning in Dunn County after a large tree top fell directly onto him.
Clifford W. Frederick, 72, was located in an area where he regularly hunts near the Town of Tiffany and Town of Hay River line.
Sheriff Dennis Smith reports its E-911 Center received a call around 11:50 p.m. Thursday night of a report for a male subject who could not be located.
Family members explained to law enforcement Frederick, 72, left to go turkey hunting in the Town of Tiffany at about 4 a.m., on property belonging to a family member.
The family hadn't heard from him and couldn't make contact. They then conducted a search on the property and couldn't locate him at a shed and camper. Law enforcement was then called.
Due to the area, several family members and friends helped first responder agencies in the search. His body was found at 7 a.m.
Smith said the Medical Examiner's Office was called to the scene to do their investigation and will determine an official cause of the death.
Smith wanted to thank the following agencies for assisting in the search:
-- Boyceville Fire and Ambulance Services
-- Dunn County First Responders
-- MABAS Division 117 (Dunn County Area)
-- Glenwood City Fire Department
-- Sand Creek Fire Department
-- Colfax Fire and EMS Services
-- MABAS Division 126 (Eau Claire Area)
-- Life Link Helicopter Ambulance Service
-- Ridgeland Fire Department
-- Menomonie Fire Department
-- Wisconsin DNR
-- Boyceville Snow Jammer's Snowmobile Club
-- Law Enforcement Chaplin
-- Retired Firefighter Feeney
-- Boyceville Cenex
-- Dunn County Red Cross