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Trout Die By Hundreds In Idaho Due To Oxygen Kink

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - They were the big ones that didn't get away. Hundreds of large trout were being transported by truck to an Idaho fishing event when they suffocated due to a kink in an oxygen supply line.

The Boise Police Association had purchased between 400 and 500 extra large trout from a southern Idaho hatchery to ship to a pond near Idaho's capital city for Saturday's free-fishing event.

Most died on the trip this week but the association says there was a happy ending  at least for hungry volunteers: The dead fish either went to those on hand to help unload them  or to the zoo in Boise to feed the carnivores.

By Thursday, Boise Police Association volunteers had returned to the hatchery in Hagerman for another truck load of trout so their annual event could proceed, as planned.

 

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AP-NY-06-10-10 1554EDT

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