CA: 12-year-old boy dies after hunting accident
November 1, 2009
12-year-old boy dies after hunting accident near North San Juan
Authorities Sunday were investigating the shooting death of a 12-year-old
boy who was hunting with his family near North San Juan.
The boy was hunting deer with a group of family and friends Saturday
morning in an area between North San Juan and Malakoff Diggins State
Historic Park when he was shot in the left ribs, according to sheriff's
It could not be confirmed whether the boy, who was not identified Sunday,
was from Nevada County.
Investigators believe the boy accidentally shot himself with a
high-powered rifle. He was conscious and breathing when a 911 call was
placed shortly after 11 a.m. Saturday. CPR was administered while an
ambulance was en route, according to sheriff's reports.
Members of the hunting party put him in a pickup truck and drove until
they met the ambulance on Lake City Road, according to Calfire spokeswoman
Calfire was on the scene by 12:13 p.m., an hour after the first 911 call,
dispatch records show.
Paramedics administered CPR, but the boy was pronounced dead at the
scene, Tolmachoff said.
More information about the accident is expected Monday, Moon added.
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