DODGE COUNTY -- A father-son hunting trip turned into a family nightmare when a 46-year-old was found dead and a 69-year-old was sent to the Intensive Care Unit.
The two were hunting in Dodge County over the weekend and staying at a cabin in Reeseville.
Family asked the Dodge County Sheriff's Office to check on their ones Monday, after the father and son didn't return home to Milwaukee.
"They didn't know where they were, weren't answering their phone calls.... We sent deputies down there and knocked on the door, looked through the windows and they saw somebody laying on the floor," explained Dodge County Sheriff Dale Schmidt.
Deputies broke into the home and found the 46-year-old dead and the 69-year-old unconscious.
"We believe there is a potential it could be a carbon monoxide related incident," Schmidt said.
The furnace was running without gas in the cylinder and there wasn't a carbon monoxide detector in the home. However, investigators are still determining a cause.
Schmidt has a word of caution.
"Just be careful. Hunting season a lot of people are going out there, drinking alcohol, maybe they're bringing some other appliances into these residences or homes and campsites, and you need to be careful that the use of those doesn't create problems or create a carbon monoxide situation," he said.
The father is in the ICU in Madison. We have no word on his condition at this time.