A northeast Kansas sheriff says a hunter who drowned while trying to retrieve a duck at an icy lake was a member of the military.
Authorities initially believed the victim and a fellow serviceman fell into Milford Lake on Tuesday morning after their boat capsized.
But KJCK-AM reports Geary County Sheriff Tony Wolf later said the victim went out alone on a makeshift boat to retrieve a duck shot by his hunting partner from shore. Wolf says the victim stepped onto an ice sheet when the boat began taking on water, then fell through the ice.
A search for the body was suspended Tuesday.
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The victim's name has not been released, and it's not clear if the two men were stationed at the nearby Fort Riley Army post.