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SPSR members rescue duck hunter and his dog

REEDVILLE—At approximately 5:30 p.m. November 19, Smith Point Sea Rescue (SPSR) was dispatched to Ingram Bay to assist a duck hunter in trouble.

Responding in his personal boat, SPSR member Don Stone and his son, Andrew Stone, pulled the New Jersey hunter and his dog from 47 degree waters, reported Bill Turville, who was among the crew aboard Rescue 1.

The Stones found the man clinging to a channel marker with his dog nearby, pulled him out of the water and took him to a local marina where the rescue squad was standing by to rush him to the hospital, said Turville.

Thanks to an observant local bayfront resident, the Northumberland Sheriff’s Department, the Northumberland Volunteer Rescue Squad and SPSR, two lives were saved and the boat was recovered and returned to its owner, he said. Well done to all, and happy Thanksgiving.

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