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Sept. 17, 2021

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Officials ID man found dead in hunting blind

By , Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith

The Clark County Medical Examiner’s Office identified a 54-year-old man from Lewis County who died Tuesday of natural causes at the Ridgefield Wildlife Refuge.

Mark Lee Haskins of Onalaska went to the refuge off South Hillhurst Road around 5 a.m. that day to hunt duck from a blind, a shelter used to avoid detection. When he didn’t check out at dusk, as hunters are required to do, a manager went to the blind and found the man face-down, according to Clark County sheriff’s Sgt. Randon Walker.

The manager called 911 to report the death at 5:56 p.m. A dog and a duck that Haskins had shot were inside the blind with him, Walker said.

His body was turned over to the medical examiner’s office, which ruled his death as natural and did not order a full autopsy.

Columbian Social Services, Demographics, Faith