Hunter rescued from swamp by St. Louis County deputies

A hunter in St. Louis County had to be rescued after being stuck in waist-deep water this weekend.

The rescue happened in Portage Township, south of Crane Lake Saturday evening. The hunter called 911 around 5:13 p.m. to say he was stuck and couldn't free himself.

A vehicle attempts to approach a man in orange in a swamp-like field
A hunter in St. Louis County had to be rescued Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022 after being stuck in waist-deep water.
Courtesy of St. Louis County Sheriff's Office

The sheriff's office says it appears he was attempting to walk across a partially frozen swampy area. Local first responders located the hunter and successfully rescued him. He showed signs of hypothermia and was transported to a local hospital.

The sheriff's office reminds people to use good judgment and follow the Minnesota DNR's ice thickness guidelines when heading out this winter.

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