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Duck hunters rescued after high winds capsize boat near Brainerd

They were sent into the water on North Long Lake.

Four people who were duck hunting Saturday morning were rescued after they fell into the water on a lake in central Minnesota. 

The foursome and a dog were duck hunting on North Long Lake – located just north of Brainerd – when their boat began to take on water due to high winds. The boat capsized and all four wound up in the chilly water. 

All four were wearing life jackets and one of them was able to call 911. 

Dispatch was able to identity their location through GPS coordinates from the 911 caller's phone, and a nearby deputy was able to spot the four hunters and the dog. All four were showing signs of hypothermia after being exposed to the cold water and air temperatures, which were in the 30s Saturday morning. 

All four were able to make it to shore where the deputy escorted them a waiting ambulance. They were transported to a local hospital for treatment. 

The hunters were all aged in their early 20s from the cities of Little Falls, Pillager, Long Prairie and Osakis. 

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