Baldwin man dies while hunting

WILSON — A Baldwin man was discovered dead in a wooded area Saturday evening, November 23 in Cady Township after his family had alerted authorities that he had not returned from hunting.

The body of Mark Grognet, 54, of Baldwin was discovered shortly before 8:00 p.m. November 23, opening day of the 2013 Wisconsin deer gun season, by emergency personnel searching a wooded area near Wilson.

Grognet was found about 400 yards from his truck, which was parked in the 500 block of County Highway NN in the Town of Cady.

A report from the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office stated that Grognet had gone out hunting around 5:00 a.m. that morning but did not return home after dark. When family members were unable to reach him by cell phone, they contacted authorities.

St. Croix County Sheriff’s Deputies responded to the hunting location where they found Grognet’s 2004 Chevrolet pickup unattended. Emergency personnel searched the area and discovered Grognet deceased. There were no signs of trauma and foul play is not suspected. Grognet, an avid outdoorsman, may have suffered a heart attack while hunting.

The incident remains under investigation by the St. Croix County Sheriff’s Office.

United Fire and Rescue, Baldwin EMS, Spring Valley Fire, Woodville Police, and the St. Croix County Medical Examiner assisted at the scene.