Officials ID hunter who died dragging deer to vehicle

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A hunter died Saturday morning dragging a deer carcass to a vehicle, officials said.

The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office said deputies responded to a report of a hunter down possibly having a heart attack at 8:04 a.m. in the town of Kingston. A deputy arrived to find Kingston first responders and others performing CPR. First responders used a defibrillator unit and continued CPR until the ambulance arrived.

Sgt. Jeffrey Kiener said in a news release that 66-year-old Francis Dymond, of Ripon, died at the hospital.

“The deceased had a history of heart conditions, and went down after taking part in dragging a harvested deer to the vehicle,” Kiener wrote.

Officials said there was no suspicious activity and firearms were not a factor in the incident.

The Green Lake County Sheriff’s Office, Kingston first responders,
Markesan ambulance service and a DNR warden assisted in the incident, as well as several other hunters in the area.

Wisconsin’s gun deer season opened Saturday.