- Associated Press - Friday, February 6, 2015

LEWISTON, Idaho (AP) - The Lewis County sheriff’s office says two men have died after falling through ice while fishing at Winchester Lake in north-central Idaho.

The Lewiston Tribune reports (https://is.gd/KKVw8M ) the sheriff’s office said Friday night that 79-year-old David Kries and 73-year-old Roger Ward died from hypothermia. Both men were from Kamiah.

The sheriff’s office was told late Friday morning that someone had fallen through the lake ice. Emergency units and a Life Flight helicopter were sent to the scene.

A second person was found in the water as the initial rescue was in progress and a second helicopter was requested.

Both men were flown to St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Lewiston, where they died.

The lake is about 35 miles south of Lewiston.


Information from: Lewiston Tribune, https://www.lmtribune.com

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