Three duck hunters in Wright County were rescued after a conservation officer spotted them struggling in freezing water.
Conservation Officer Rick Reller was checking waterfowl hunters this week on Swartout Lake. He says he saw three duck hunters getting ready to leave the small island where they were hunting.
He decided to wait for them to check their hunting licenses.
After awhile, he looked out on the lake through binoculars. He saw their boat was swamped and they were in the water.
Reller and a lakeshore owner rushed out on a boat and brought them to shore.