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Canoe Capsizes on West Hottes Lake

Spirit Lake, IA (KICD)–A pair of duckhunters had a close call when their canoe capsized on West Hottes Lake Sunday morning.

Conservation Officer Steve Reighard with the Iowa DNR tells KICD News that he, Spirit Lake Police, Fire and Rescue, and Dickinson County Deputies all responded just after 11:30.

Reighard says this incident should serve as a reminder to check out weather conditions before heading out for a hunt.

Reighard says had this incident took place on a cold day in December both could have suffered from hypothermia.