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Fisherman Dies On The Clark Fork River

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CLARK FORK, Idaho (AP) - North Idaho authorities say a 62-year-old Bonner County man died while fishing the Clark Fork River.

Bonner County Sheriff Daryl Wheeler tells the Coeur d'Alene Press the man was wading and fishing Saturday with two companions when he collapsed for unknown reasons.

Wheeler says it took the two friends about 15 minutes to find the man and by then he was unresponsive.

The two called authorities and started lifesaving measures. Emergency responders continued lifesaving measures when they arrived but were unsuccessful.

The man's name has not been released. A coroner's examination is planned.

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