Fundraisers For ‘Hero’ Okoboji Student Injured In Hunting Incident

Okoboji, Iowa — A northwest Iowa high school has confirmed one of its students was the victim of a weekend hunting incident in Dickinson County.

According to a “Go Fund Me” page shared by Okoboji High School, Joe Salmon was hunting waterfowl Saturday morning near Lower Gar Lake when he was shot in the head. He was airlifted to a Sioux Falls Hospital where he remains hospitalized. Salmon is considered a local hero after he and several others saved a man whose vehicle fell through the ice on East Lake Okoboji last February. Okoboji High School Activities Director Nick Mulder is also the school’s football coach.

Mulder says Salmon is an outstanding young man.

Mulder says besides the Go Fund Me page, there are two local fundraising efforts have already been created to support Salmon and his family.

The Iowa Department of Natural Resources is investigating the events that led up to Saturday’s incident.



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