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Thu., Nov. 29, 2012, 1:14 p.m.

Rescued Osburn Duck Hunter Dies

A North Idaho man rescued from a capsized boat Wednesday on one of the Coeur d’Alene River chain lakes has died. Dwayne Knapton, 52, of Osburn, Idaho, died from hypothermia at Kootenai Medical Center, the Kootenai County Sheriff’s Office said today. Knapton and Michael Jensen, 51, of Pinehurst, Idaho, were duck hunting on Medicine Lake near Medimont when their 10-foot boat was swamped and capsized. The men, who were not wearing life jackets, clung to the boat until they were rescued. They had been in the 40-degree water from 30 to 45 minutes/Scott Maben, SR. 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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