Man dies while duck hunting

Published 9:56 am Monday, September 23, 2013

A 73-year-old man was found dead Saturday afternoon on the northwest side of Pickerel Lake near the dam after he reportedly went duck hunting earlier that morning but didn’t return home.

A Freeborn County Sheriff’s Office news release states family and friends went looking for Orrie Eugene Jirele of Albert Lea after he didn’t come home.

The Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call of his death at 5:51 p.m.

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Jirele was found to have died from natural causes, according to the investigation.