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Hunter drowns in southern Oklahoma while trying to save dog

Posted at 2:48 PM, Jan 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-08 15:48:44-05

DUNCAN, Okla. (AP) -- Authorities in Stephens County say a duck hunter has drowned while trying to save his dog.

Sheriff Wayne McKinney told The Duncan Banner (http://bit.ly/2iS3TZ4 ) that the victim was duck hunting when he tried to rescue his dog after it got into trouble in icy water while retrieving a duck Saturday near Duncan.

The victim's name and other details of the incident haven't been released.

McKinney said the investigation is being turned over the Oklahoma Highway Patrol's Lake Patrol.

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