Carbon monoxide possible factor in hunter’s death

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DODGE COUNTY, Wis. (WBAY) – The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office says carbon monoxide is being investigated as a possible factor in the death of a hunter.

On Nov. 21, the Sheriff’s Office was called to check on a father and son staying at a cabin in rural Reeseville. The men had failed to return home to Milwaukee after their weekend deer hunting trip.

Deputies knocked on the door but there was no answer. They looked in a window and saw a man on the floor.  They forced entry in the cabin and found the son dead and the father very ill.

The father, a 69 Milwaukee man, is in an Intensive Care Unit in Madison where his condition is unknown.

The Dodge County Medical Examiner is investigating the death of the son, a 46-year-old Milwaukee man.

“A cause has not been definitively determined, but carbon monoxide and other environmental causes are being investigated,” reads a statement from the Dodge County Sheriff’s Office.

The names of the victims are being withheld at this time.