UPDATE: Wind, Water Temp. Possible Factors in Duck Hunter's Death

By: WSAW Staff Email
By: WSAW Staff Email

UPDATE: Tues 3:57 PM, Nov. 12, 2013

The Price County Sheriff's Department says rough water may have caused the boat of three duck hunters to capsize Saturday on Cranberry Lake.

Price County Sheriff Brian Schmidt tells NewsChannel 7 two men were rescued by someone who saw the men struggling. A third man, later identified as Nicholas Stuttgen, could not be located. Stuttgen's body was discovered the next morning.

The Sheriff say the water temperature could have also played a role in Stuttgen's death.

Autopsy results typically take a week.

ORIGINAL STORY: Sun 4:32 PM, Nov. 10, 2013

A cause of death has not yet been determined in the death of a 28-year-old Colby man found dead Sunday in a lake south of Phillips.

The Sheriff's Department said on November 9 around 3 p.m. they received a call of a missing boater who was duck hunting on Cranberry Lake, in the Township of Hackett. A search for the missing man was started immediately.

The body of Nicholas Stuttgen was recovered around 7:38 a.m. on Sunday.

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