Two Monona County Duck Hunters Rescued As Boat Takes On Water Sunday

Conservation officers with the Iowa Department of Natural Resources (DNR) and a trooper with the Iowa State Patrol joined Decatur, Neb. Fire and Rescue in pulling two duck hunters off Oxbow Lake in Monona County Sunday. A call came in at approximately 10:57 a.m. that a father and his teenage son were motoring back to the boat ramp after hunting in the Tieville Bend Wildlife Management area when their 14-foot johnboat began taking on water. The team was able to pull the hunters off the vessel and transport them to shore. Both refused medical treatment. The Monona County Sheriff’s Office and Burt County, Neb. Fire and Rescue assisted at the scene.