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Wed., Nov. 28, 2012, 5:17 p.m.

Man ‘Critical’ After Boat Capsizes

A 52-year-old Osburn duck hunter is in critical condition after his boat capsized on Medicine Lake, near Medimont, earlier today, dumping a hunting partner and him in the water. Dwayne Knapton was airlifted by Medstar Air Ambulance to Kootenai Medical Center after he and Michael Jensen, 51, of Pinehurst, spent 30 to 45 minutes in the water, which had a temperature of about 40 degrees. According to Kootenai County sheriff's news release, the two men were hunting in their 10-foot jon boat when a sudden weight shift, after one of them picked up a dead duck, caused the boat to list and fill with water, capsizing it. Both men had lifejackets but weren't wearing them. They survived by clinging to the side of the capsized boat until a passerby traveling on Highway 3 noticed them and called 911. More here.




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D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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