A well-known Bayfield, Wis., fishing guide died after his snowmobile went through the ice on Lake Superior and he spent more than 30 minutes in the water Saturday, the Pioneer Press reports.
Jim Hudson, 34, was also the husband of Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, the photographer whose image of John Unger and his aging dog, Schoep, in quiet repose in Lake Superior, went viral and drew worldwide attention, the newspaper reports.
The details of what led the experienced lake angler to fall through ice are not clear. Hudson's wife told the Duluth News Tribune that her husband was "a safety freak." Another professional angler who knew Hudson said he was extremely detail oriented. The Tribune has more about the rescue attempt.
Hannah Stonehouse Hudson posted this on the Facebook page for her husband's fishing business, On The Spot Guide Service.
"Jim Hudson died yesterday doing what he loved, with people he loved. He was a former police officer, so the people rescuing him and trying to save him were his close friends. Thank you to the EMT's, police officers, & paramedics who tried to save his life. I love you all."