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Rescued hunter had diabetic issues

November 7, 2011

By Jesus Lopez, Jr., Standard.net

WILLARD -- A sick, wet dog and a man with issues stemming from diabetes caused three hunters from Weber County to need rescuing from the Harold Crane Water Fowl Management area of Willard Bay late Saturday night.

The hunter with diabetes could not continue on his own, Box Elder County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Kevin Potter said. To compound their problems, one of their dogs became sick.

"Between trying to carry a dog and a guy," Potter said, "they couldn't make it back to their outfit."

One of the hunters texted his wife that they were north of the north dike at the bay and to call 911.

Rescuers spent almost three hours looking for the hunters, who were finally spotted by a state helicopter. Paramedics treated all three at the scene for hypothermia. The diabetic hunter was treated with glucose. The hunters were able to go home, but the dog later died.

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