The Dodge County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the death of a man found dead late Monday, Nov. 21, in a Reeseville cabin.

The sheriff’s department received a call to check on the welfare of two men who were staying at a rural Reeseville cabin southwest of Dodge County. A family member of the two men said the men were due back from Milwaukee following a weekend deer hunting trip, but they were not able to reach the men by phone.

The deputies, who dispatched to the cabin, didn’t receive a response when they knocked on the cabin door, but were able to see through a window one of the men unresponsive on the floor. The deputies called EMS and forced themselves into the cabin and found one man dead and the other with a potential life-threatening medical problem. He was transported by paramedics to a nearby hospital, and later taken to an ICU in Madison.

The man who died was 46 of Milwaukee while the other was the 69-year-old father of that man, also of Milwaukee.

The condition of the 69-year-old man is not known as of yet.

The Dodge County medical examiner is investigating the death with the sheriff’s office. A cause has not been determined, but carbon monoxide and other environmental causes are being investigated, according to a release from the sheriff’s office.

Names and the specific location of the incident are being withheld pending notification of the relatives and security of the cabin.

Waterloo Fire and EMS, Lifestar Paramedics and the Reeseville, Lowell and Clyman fire departments also aided the sheriff’s department at the scene.

An updated press release will be posted with names when it is appropriate, according to the sheriff’s office.

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