- Associated Press - Friday, January 29, 2016

KENNEWICK, Wash. (AP) - A Kennewick man has been treated for hypothermia after his wife was able to pull him from the Columbia River while they were duck hunting.

The Tri-City Herald reports (https://bit.ly/1JMl4En ) that Justin and Melody Priest were hunting Thursday when Justin went out in a kayak to retrieve his second duck of the day. When he went to pick up the duck, he tumbled into the water.

After he had been in the cold water for more than 20 minutes, Melody Priest was able to swim to her husband and pull him to safety.

Due to the remote location of the hunting spot, first responders had a hard time finding the Priests. Benton Fire District 1 Capt. Devin Helland says they were able to locate Justin Priest and treated him for hypothermia.


Information from: Tri-City Herald, https://www.tri-cityherald.com

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