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UPDATE: Colby hunter found in Price Co. lake

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PHILLIPS (WAOW) – The duck hunter pulled from Cranberry Lake was a 28-year-old man from Colby, the Price County Sheriff's Department said Monday.

Nicholas Stuttgen was recovered from the lake about 7:30 a.m. Sunday after being reported as a missing boater about 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sheriff Brian Schmidt said.

The sheriff said three duck hunters were in a boat on the lake Saturday afternoon when wind and rough water tipped it over about 200 yards from shore.

Two of the hunters were rescued by a man who had come home from work, noticed something unusual on the lake with his binoculars and took his boat to the scene, Schmidt said.

When Stuttgen's body was recovered he was not wearing a life jacket, Schmidt said.

The men rescued had life jackets on, he said.

It was really windy Saturday afternoon,” the sheriff said. “The water was extremely cold.”

Cranberry Lake is located about five miles southeast of Phillips in the Township of Hackett.


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Price County Sheriff's Department officials say the body of a missing duck hunter was recovered from Cranberry Lake early Sunday morning. That's in the township of Hackett.

They say the 28-year-old hunter was reported missing Saturday afternoon. That's when authorities say a search began.

The name of the hunter is not being released at this time.

Stay with Newsline 9 for the latest on this developing story.

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