On Saturday, Jim Hudson, a well-known fishing guide, died in a tragic snowmobiling accident on Lake Superior.
The 34-year-old man was known for his prowess in navigating the waters of Lake Superior, but on Saturday afternoon, something went terribly awry when his snowmobile plunged through the ice, and he was submerged in the frigid water for an agonizing 30 minutes.
According to Sunday's Duluth News Tribune, Hudson was considered to be a "safety freak," and a friend stated:
“He was about the last guy you’d expect something like this to happen to,”
In a twist of bitter irony, just one day before the fatal accident, Hudson's wife, Hannah Stonehouse Hudson, a professional photographer, had been on an ice rescue training photo shoot.
The photo of Unger cradling his aged dog in his arms, while standing in Lake Superior, went viral.
Stonehouse Hudson gained a tremendous following on her Facebook page following the release of the Schoep photo, and since Saturday, that page has been overrun with condolences from fans who are heartbroken over her loss.
On Sunday, she shared the following with those fans:
My love is gone. I am so sad. Thank you everyone for the love and prayers. Its amazing how things happen in the blink of an eye.
Stonehouse Hudson's only solace in this terrible tragedy is knowing that her husband died doing what he loved.
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