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Friday 19 September 2014

Hunter rescued from icy US river

Published 16/01/2013 | 06:35

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A hunter waits in the Colorado River for rescue (AP/The Grand Junction Daily Sentinel, Dean Humphrey)

A hunter who fell through ice on the Colorado River was rescued after spending more than 30 minutes in the water.

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The man, believed to be aged 60, was treated for hypothermia after the incident near Grand Junction.

Fire chiefs said he went on to the ice after a dog that was chasing a duck or goose.

Other hunters saw him fall and called the emergency services and he held on to an ice shelf with one leg until help arrived.

A firefighter with a floating board swam out and helped him to safety.

The dog was unharmed.

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