MO: Duck hunter drowns
Man Drowns in Duck Hunting Accident North of Kansas City
Saturday, 15 Nov 2008
Authorities say a metro man drowned during a duck hunting trip near
St. Joseph on Saturday.
KANSAS CITY, MO. -- An Overland Park man is dead when his boat took
on water and sank during a duck hunting trip near St. Joesph, Missouri,
James Adams, 23, drowned in Belcher Conservation Lake, about 45
minutes north of Kansas City. He and a friend were on the lake setting
duck decoys when their boat took on water during windy conditions.
Authorities said that the man's friend swam across the frigid lake
and walked half of a mile to get help. Rescuers combed the murky waters
for the man, but said that without life jackets in the frigid condition,
the man had little chance of survival.
Officials with the Missouri Department of Conservation said this is
the fourth hunting accident in Northern Missouri in the past week. They
said there were three accidental shootings in neighboring Livingstone
County in a four-day period.
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